Originally Posted by SVTisRight4me
ok so i have a svt focus 2004 3 door. it only has 78k on it. a few days ago it wasnt gaining speed. no warning light. engine and oil great. it was smooth but just would gaining much speed. after i parked it and went to eat and came out it was fine. but. it happened again. i turned it off at the stop light and started her back up and she ran great again. what could this be?
I've only had two instances where my car felt down on power :
1) Alternator was dying. At first, I got some very minor electrical hiccups and the car felt weak. Over a period of 2 weeks it turned into the full on gauge cluster freak out.
2) I recently killed my fuel pump by failing to change my fuel filter out (ever). Shame on me... but occasionally for the month or so before the pump went out, I would have times when the car felt unresponsive to my heavy foot. Sometimes turning it off and letting it sit for a bit helped.
You should give us a few details, mileage, mods, repair history if any, ect...