Focus Shutting Off in the Heat - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
Brandon2007
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116580
Location: Gresham, OR
What I Drive: 2007 Red SE

Posts: 4
FF Reputation: 1 Brandon2007 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Focus Shutting Off in the Heat

My 2007 Ford Focus SE with 70K miles will consistently shut its engine off on days it gets 80 degrees or more. This mostly occurs at stoplights, but has also occurred while coasting downhill. The really scary thing is losing powering steering while moving!

When it happens, I just pop the car back into neutral and it starts right up, so it is not overheating as far as I can tell. I know for sure that it is tied to the engine rpm because it only occurs while the engine is idling, but I don't have an rpm gauge, so I can't watch what's happening. This problem has persisted for the last 2 years, but it occurs very predictably and only gets that hot for a few months here. If you know of anyone who has had the same problem or have an answer, that would be awesome. Especially, since I can't find anything online and the shop I went to last year didn't know. My best guess is that, similar to my motorcycle which has an adjustable idle, at low idle rpm the engine shuts off. Since the heat reduces the idle rpm, could a low idle rpm be the problem?


Brandon2007 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat