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Old 12-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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I have noticed a breather pipe seems to be all flat squashed and perished the one back of inlet manifold would that have anything do with it ?
YES . If it the PCV hose. It comes from the front of the engine. Right behind the exhaust manifold, out of the PCV valve. Make a 90* turn to the left and connects to a hard tube. Then a soft tube again , as it make a left 90* turn again towards the intake mani. Right at that turn the hose usually gets soft and collapses or just falls apart. It will definetely cause your problems.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:21 PM   #12
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anyone had trouble with there ignition of a ford focus, 1.8 LX. when i try to start my car, it cuts out and i put my foot on the gas pedal when starting ignition its tick along but i took my foot away from gas pedal car cuts out. i try give a bit of gas still wont start and few hours later i try again, start ignition with my foot pedal on the gas its fine and give couple of day car playing up again.I have replace, sparks plugs including leads, oil filter, air and drain oil and replace it
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Sounds like you have the same symptoms. Check you PCV hoses. From front to back...
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Trouble Starting

I am new to here and had no idea how to post a new issue. Here goes:

Why isn't my starting unless I have my foot pressed on the accelerator? I'm worried that this is going to flood the engine or something.

In the last 2 weeks I have had new spark plugs, battery, cat, expansion tank and thermostat and lambda sensor. Have had the vacuum hose removed and a temporary one put on until I can get a new one. The idle problems that I did have (car shaking when stopped at lights etc) are now not a problem unless it is when I am just starting the car and I no longer have fault codes.

But I'm worried that if I keep having to start the car like this, it will cause more damage. When it eventually starts this way, the revs go straight up to around 3000 and I have to wait for them to drop before I put the car in gear otherwise it cuts out again (sometimes if it doesn't cut out, it jumps forward when I put it into gear).

It is a 2001 ford focus 1.6 zetec petrol automatic
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