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Old 02-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Mileage: 79,000

I have starting experiencing issues with starting my Focus. It cranks strong, but has trouble starting. It usually takes 2-3 separate key turns to get my Focus to start and when it does it runs rough until I touch the accelerator. It almost feels like the engine isn't getting enough gas. I have never had my car "tuned up."

I'm worried my car may stop starting all together. Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for the cheapest solutions first...


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Old 02-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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2005 Focus ZX4 ST
Mileage: 79,000

I have starting experiencing issues with starting my Focus. It cranks strong, but has trouble starting. It usually takes 2-3 separate key turns to get my Focus to start and when it does it runs rough until I touch the accelerator. It almost feels like the engine isn't getting enough gas. I have never had my car "tuned up."

I'm worried my car may stop starting all together. Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for the cheapest solutions first...
Same problem here on my 2.0. And iv heard of this being a problem , but have yet too read some good info on it

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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This really belongs in the MK1 section, as this is referring to something other than the 2013 Focus ST where this was posted.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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This really belongs in the MK1 section, as this is referring to something other than the 2013 Focus ST where this was posted.
So sorry. Will you please move it to the appropriate area?
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