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Old 08-10-2005, 11:42 AM   #11
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sounds like a fuel related problem to me...
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #12
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I just got my car back... it was the motor mounts.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #13
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I left my car in the shop last week and it confirmed my thoughts (one thing I def didn't want) a bent/burnt valve. The car runs well enough right now where I don't want to start stripping it and go a week without it. I have a few options right now but it looks like they all are gonna cost a pretty penny!
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:46 PM   #14
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I had the same problem, really rough idle at start up, shimmy felt all the way to the steering wheel. The Culprit:Paseenger side motor mount under the antifreeze reservior
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:15 AM   #15
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i've had the same problem since i bought the car. it's my 1st car. got it with 115k miles. i had the motor mounts replaced off the bat and did plugs and wires. 2 years later, still the same problem. the thing shakes like crazy and sounds like its going to explode. the whole car vibrates, the steering wheel has like an inch of travel for gods-sake. that's at idle and when decellerating it makes the same noise as well. its much worse in colder weather as well. im dumb-founded.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #16
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Mine idled rough after I replaced the head and timing belt. Here were my problems. Make sure your plug wires are pushed all the way down. I put dielectric grease(grease that conducts electricity and prevents corrosion) into my spark plug wire boots. Check for a vacuum leak. One of my wires wasn't all the way on and I had a vacuum leak. Also check your coil pack. Good luck to you all.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #17
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I had the same problem with my 2000 Ford Focus 2.0L 121 DOHC. Two things were the problem for mine, which might help you. Motors mounts were unsilicated, which needed to be replaced. For the viberation on the engine and steering wheel, the EGR valve will need to be changed. Make sure you clean the area of the EGR mounting nice and squeaky clean before installing the new one, a small air hole or bump will cause it to be damaged and it will have a shorter life span than usual.

Hope I helped! :)

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