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Old 08-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #131
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oh sorry, i never updated from what i did. i ended up getting my fuel pump replaced. the car sounds better and a little different tone (in a good way) now. also, i then hooked up my tuner to see what idle rpms the computer was reading, unplugged the IACV and set my idle screw the way Tom said to. i set it to around 780 - 800 rpm because when i could get it to 750-760, it wasnt stable and would bounce from 560ish back up to 750ish, nearly dying when it would go that low. ive been driving it since then and the tweaks tom made in the last tune are noticable and helpful, the car is much better to drive now.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #132
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Mine did this the other morning...had driven probably 10 minutes and when I stopped at a light it just gave no sign....just cut off. Cranked back up and went on...?? I have Randys Tune from FSWerks.
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Mine did this the other morning...had driven probably 10 minutes and when I stopped at a light it just gave no sign....just cut off. Cranked back up and went on...?? I have Randys Tune from FSWerks.
is it a recurring problem? or did this just start? if it just started you could try cleaning your idle air control valve and you throttle body as best you can and see if that helps.

any throttle body mods? first after cleaning, i'd try asking whoever did your tune if they can change some settings. ask tom (1turbofocus) what he should change if your tune guy doesnt know. toms's tweaks to my tune helped a lot, especially after i installed my 67mm throttle body and set the new throttle body's idle screw properly. check out my thread on this here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=322272
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:17 PM   #134
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cant say mines ever died =p
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #135
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I'd say 10 times since I've owned the car.....had it 8 years. Used to do it most when the ac was on.

List of mod's 67mm TB, AEM CAI, ORP, UDP, MSD coil & wires, Magnaflow exhaust & Randys Tune.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #136
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Sometimes in cold weather I'd have that problem. Car would start up fine, but the first time I'd come to a stop while driving the battery light would come on and the RPM would REALLY dip... sometimes the car would just stall. Always started right back up though. Ahh, the quirks of owning an SVT Focus...
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #137
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You need a new set of battery cables.

Along with the Updated Alternator pigtail and Updated Ignition pigtail.

Electrical problems are a bitch but these 3 items solve the majority of them, the only other common problem I can think of electrically is the hatchback models rear harness in the hatch can become brittle and break causing electrical gremlins, and specifically to the SVT the headlamp switchmake sure the dimmer rheostat is just below the max setting to stop the flicker of the el-glo.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #138
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I have the same problem, I can pretty much count on it stalling if I let the rpm's drop, sometimes it's not a problem, but other times, it idles super rough. I bought the car and the previous owner definitely has has it tuned, it runs super rich at idle and also it has no cat. So unless there is a fake 02 sensor, he has tuned it.

I've done everything that could obviously be the problem. Cleaned the IAC, TB, no vacuum leaks, cleaned MAF sensor, fuel filter, air filter, and no battery or alternator problems. I did recently have a CEL for PO1131 and PO0133.. It's interesting though, every time I reset the ECU, it runs perfect, until I turn the car off. Also, sometimes it does that surge thing everyone is talking about. It feels like it's just dumping gas, and it also backfires a lot, and my miles per gallon is terrible right now. So do you think it just needs a new tune? Or maybe some fuel pressure problem.. I can't think of much else
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #139
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I had a similar issue with my tune however my issue was due to elevation.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #140
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Hmm, that's why I was thinking, maybe it was tuned for a higher elevation.. Well thanking for confirming that could be the problem
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