|12-22-2014 06:32 PM|
|dooor||The local dealer sells so many trucks that cars are a nuisance.|
|12-22-2014 05:11 PM|
"Sometimes my car starts slowly. FORD IS EVIL AND DOESN'T LOVE ME. MY CAR IS A TURD!!!"
|12-01-2014 11:45 PM|
|dooor||Let's face it. If you bought new, Ford got your money and doesn't care if you ever buy another Ford. My dealer here in Bakersfield, Ca. made that clear.|
|12-01-2014 05:59 PM|
|11-18-2014 02:17 AM|
Hey, reviving the thread here.
Wanted to see if anyone that had this issue had it solved? There is no verdict on the fix besides the ECU flash which is also debatable. Wanted to hear from some of you who may have an answer.
Replaced fuel filter and spark plugs, the problem continues.
|07-10-2013 10:15 AM|
|dooor||This long crank, hard start, run the fuel pump before trying to start problem is a b---h. Could fuel be flowing away from the injectors when the engine is off which would have the injectors passing only air for awhile? When replacing the fuel pump, a waste of time &$, no fuel pressure was in the system. A few miles later the fuel filter replacement again had no fuel pressure in the system when opened up. No fuel leaks to the atmosphere can be seen nor smelled. The fuel tank cap is new. Is there some kind of mechanism that keeps pressure in the fuel system when the engine is not running? I know that sounds stupid but the no pressure deal seems important to me. Thought, ideas, speculation and wild guesses are welcome. This one is -out of the box- strange.|
|03-12-2013 07:04 PM|
Mine did this a few times when I first bought it and I read through this. If I get in the car now and turn on the ignition and wait until the chime stops dinging and then start, it's fine. Hasn't occured one time since then. Before, I'd just jump in the car and turn the ignition all the way all at once. 3 or 4 times it would either sputter and die just after starting or just never start and crank and crank until I let off after several seconds.
Moral of story/cure for me was just turn on ignition, find a good song on the radio, then turn car over. Never had a problem since. Good luck all
|02-23-2013 04:00 AM|
|Z3T3C||I have a 2.0L Zetec in my 2000, and won't claim to know anything about the newer focuses or duratec engine's. However, I had a similar problem in my car. I had codes for other issues that I took care, but then still had hard starts. Sometimes then engine would stutter and occasionally it would die. I even started a thread and was told it probably wasn't a fuel problem as I thought it may have been. But it did end up being fuel related. It was resolved once I changed the fuel pressure sensor that is bolted into the end of the fuel rail. That is my 2 cents for anyone that is still having issues after the PCM update, a new or clean functioning IAC valve, new spark plugs, good coil, and ground contact points cleaned and redone.|
|02-22-2013 08:52 AM|
I heard it's a design problem, because there's too much air going in at start and too less fuel, making it hard to start. Normally I just crank a little, if it wont start, i just stop, then go again and it starts normally without problem.
Anyway, that's what I heard of
|02-22-2013 08:15 AM|
|desmondg73||Mine has the hard start issue almost every time. I dumped a bottle if fuel cleaner in the tank. It didnt do it once for the whole tank. On the next fill up the issue returned just as frequent as before.|
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