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Old 02-23-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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05 Focus Duratec 20 stumbling/stalling after start

Once when the car was about 5 months old and three times in the past month, my car have stalled shortly after starting. In all cases, it was the first start of the day and parked in garage.

Temperature was mid 30s to low 40s

Engine cranks over and starts.

Then instead of revving up to high idle, it stumbles, car vibrates and check engine comes on.

Few seconds later, it stalls.

Start again and all is fine.

Once, I was able to save from stalling by pumping the gas.

Anyone else having the same problem? I thought it might have been bad gas, so after it happened the first time, I let that tank run until near empty and filled up at a different station. It wasn't until about half way down the second tank of gas before it stumbled again, so I don't think it was bad gas.


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what code is it throwing?
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what code is it throwing?
Nothing.
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how can it not throw a code if the CEL comes on?
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how can it not throw a code if the CEL comes on?
Because it doesn't. If you're driving a manual and you let it stall on take-off, that sets CEL too.
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