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Old 11-08-2008, 11:35 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Benporat View Post
Check coil too!
You think that I fried the coil because I spaid the engine off?

My wife says i probably cracked the head...

Hope you're right and she's wrong....
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:04 AM   #122
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Its most likely you just got one of the sensors too wet, I'd check the coil, plug wires, MAF sensor and the throttle position sensor.... one of those is most likely the culprit.

Also get the codes read.... they will help narrow down the issue quickly.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:27 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by NetroFlyer View Post
My newest employer sold me their oldest delivery car...
2002 ZX3 Zertec with 165,000 miles...
$1500.00 ( $100.00 every payday, every two weeks)
It ran PERFECT the first week...
Then I decided to clean it up a bit...even under the hood...
On the way home from the car wash, (I've already read that entire thread), it lost power gradually, the CEL came on, eventually having to "floor it" to get home..like only running on one cylinder...

I'll be checking this "hose thing" first tomorrow, and I want to take a few pics of some "under-the-hood-thingy's" that I want identified...

Looking forward to some help from all you guys...
Sounds like you got something wet...dry it all out, change the plugs & possibly the wires also & for god's sake use die-electric grease to prevent this from happening again.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #124
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knocked this hose off at the autocross. Car runs fine with at WOT with out it. I'll be getting the ford part instead of a generic rubber hose.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #125
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I changed the hose also including the PCV elbow hose in the front and my car still runs like crap. Not sure what else to check. One things that I did notice is that once the cars warms up it will run nice an steady.

Weird I am not sure what else to check...
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:59 PM   #126
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Can someone please take a picture of the whole engine and show an arrow of where the hose is located. I keep looking but I can't find it. I have a 2002 ZX5 ford focus. I hear a vacume leak but I cannot locate the hose, maybe mine is good. I have 60,000 miles. I believe my motor mounts are going too wich is why I also believe the hose busted due to engine vibration. Again please take a picture of the whole engine and show where the hose is at. Thanks to whoever does this.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #127
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you know I finnaly ponyed up and bought the hose and replaced it....still idles like crap gotta be my coil. Ah well back to the drawing board.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #128
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Just thought you guys should know that I went ahead and ordered that hose from my local ford parts desk the other day ... took one day to get it in and it cost $23 with taxes ofcourse... The new part comes with a heat sheild around it prolly because the old ones failed so often ..Anyways i took of the big plastice hose from the air filter box off and you can clearly see the part for repair on the back of the motor ... one end is bigger than the other and the bigger end has a really weird hose clamp on it ...i put a smaller pair of channel locks on it and squeezed and it popped right off ... the smaller end needed more convincing ... this end has just been slid on over the steel pipe but the pipe has a rib on it to keep the hose on ... i played with this forever prying every way possible without luck ... so the I made a cut with my knife right at the end and it peeled back easily ... now when replacing the hose i put some wd-40 on both endsof the new one ...i got some plumbing hose clamps that fit snug and tightened them down ... problem solved this car stopped idling rough !!! Easy Fix... and cheap !!!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #129
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Just stopped my 2003 ZX5 from stalling a stop lights. Located the famous PCV hose and where it made the 90 degree bend into the engine it was collapsed. I was lucky and popped the hose clamp open with the tap of a small hammer on the end of a long screwdriver aimed at the clamp. I first had to get underneath and turn the clamp with small channel lock pliers so that I could see the clamp mechanism from the top. I just hit it and it popped open. Maybe that is how Ford does it. Got the hose off and no hole or crack. So for now until I get a new hose, I just put a 3 inch section of a spring that I had in the junk box, into the collapsed section of the hose and wrapped some electrical tape tightly in that area.. The spring isn't going anywhere without the tape but since it was so hard to get the hose out, I didn't want to find out that there was a hole that I couldn't see. Needless to say, I didn't re-use that strange original clamp.

The car now idles better than I can ever remember and no more stalling. It's like there is a V8 under the hood.

Thanks to everyone for their inputs on this topic.

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XD Wow interesting how im blasted weeks ago for saying the stumbling/bad idle may have something to do with the PCV yet look at these guys they temp fix/replace that pipe and there stumbling/stalling stopped

please keep in mind I said before it MAY, not IT IS

I need to inspect my new cars PCV if its the old style im going to replace it anyways with a new one I ordered from Mike.. Im going to hit EVERYTHING that went wrong with my last car right away before it starts acting up in the future XD
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