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03-08-2013 07:22 PM
302Travis Yeah it sucked but has turned out to be a good thing! Because I paid $2900 for it a year and a half ago(it was a steal of a deal). and I'm getting book value paid to me. Which currently is $4075 lol
03-06-2013 11:15 AM
my_beautious_ZX3 on the bright side, you no longer have a surging idle problem.



sorry about the misfortune and glad you walked away (relatively) unscratched.
03-05-2013 11:09 PM
sleepyboy Oh man so sorry to hear about that, good to hear your alright. We've had quite a few members walk away from crashes, so the focus has time and time again proved it's crash worthiness. Also glad you took a chevy out at least lol
03-05-2013 10:53 PM
302Travis We shall never know now. :( dick head pulled out in front of me at an intersection in a chevy colorado. Hit it in the rear axle at about 45mph totaling my poor Focus :( But... SHE TOOK A CHEVY TRUCK WITH HER! lol And a testament to God and the Focus's crash safety. I came out of it with about 4 scratches and a bruise. GO FOCUS!
03-01-2013 02:37 AM
sleepyboy HERE is the how to on cleaning the IAC
03-01-2013 02:32 AM
302Travis It surges between like 250 to 900. Feels like it'll die sometimes.
02-28-2013 01:16 AM
emsvitil When cold, the IAC is probably moving farther than it does under normal circumstances.

It's probably hitting a slightly gunked up section and it's sticking....
02-28-2013 12:59 AM
my_beautious_ZX3 ^yeah, unless it is momentarily stuck open and takes a few moments to un-stick itself. If it happens every time you do a cold start, unplug the IAC electrical connector and try starting it.

Else, how high do the rpm's surge? Is it dumping fuel - what does the exhaust look/smell like during the surge?
02-27-2013 02:11 PM
302Travis Well the fuel filter only has about 10k miles on it and so I wouldnt think it would be that. Dirty iac maybe but shouldn't that affect the idle in more cases than just a cold start?
02-27-2013 10:46 AM
jetrinka Dirty IAC. Plugged fuel filter. Lots of possibilities.
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