Focus Fanatics - View Single Post - Car dies when stopping
View Single Post
Old 10-10-2012, 05:20 AM   #5
Captain TMI
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 ZXW; 02 Windstar; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,128
FF Reputation: 270 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Originally Posted by BigMuthatrknG View Post
I'm pretty sure it would register a misfire wouldn't it.
Not always. A flashing CEL indicates a misfire on every rpm, but if it's a random misfire, then the computer doesn't always record that. To the ECU, it might not be a misfire because spark signal was sent, but it might not be strong enough to fire the charge.

No, the PCV vacuum line won't be collapsed when the engine is not running. It is engine vacuum that collapses the line.

A loose battery terminal will cause the conditions you've described, and that's where you should start. Remove the terminals, clean, replace. If you find corrosion: I recommend greasing the battery terminal after installing/tightening. That will prevent future corrosion.
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote