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Old 07-11-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hesitation/Surging?

Have owned this 00' Wagon with the Zetec for about a month. Runs great, but I'm noticing a very slight hunting when you apply steady pedal pressure and try and maintain a speed at less that 2500 rpms. The car is very slightly surging and coasting. My wife doesn't notice, but I do and its driving me crazy. It does it in cruise as well, when its trying to maintain a highway speed but the RPM's are low.

Any thoughts? The car is currently dead stock but throwing a P0420 code, which I looked up to mean the rear cat or 02 is gone, but I wouldn't think that would affect the running, would it? My other car has the same type exhaust setup and the rear 02 doesn't affect the actual running of the engine whatsoever.

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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Do an egr workaround from focushacks.com, if its still doing it then you may need a new IAC. Make sure you clear the ecu every time you change something, and run it without the ac or defrost for awhile.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:35 AM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks. Found the link for the stumble fix, you have to love it when the required items are a plastic golf tee, hands and zip ties ( optional ).

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I'll try that first, then the IAC.
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