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Old 02-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #141
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Got it ordered today. Cost me $22. Hopefully this fixes mine.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #142
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Sorry about the delay in responding, but thankyou for those pictures. I think I have a different engine... it certainly looks different:



Close up of drivers side of engine:



All the tubes I can reach seem to be fine. I am thinking I may have an engine mount problem, as a post much earlier in this thread mentioned. The engine is running fine, just an excessive amount of vibration -- at least what I think is much more vibration than when we bought it 3 years ago. I had a friend put a scanner on the car, and no codes came up. I will keep looking...

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Old 03-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #143
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Update... just talked with the service manager at my local dealer. We have to have the car "emissions tested" (GAH! don't get me started on these stupid emission tests...), so I told him to take a look at the engine due to the vibration. The car is still under warranty. He just gave a slight smile, and said he knew exactly what I was talking about. He said there are a bunch of TSBs (Technical Service Bulletin) about this problem with Focus cars. I'll be bringing the car in next week. I'll let you all know what happens, it may help someone else.

This is still kinda sorta related to the engine stumble problem that is the title of this thread, right?... lol!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:39 AM   #144
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Okay, one last update from me. Got the car back from the dealer... they "reprogrammed" or "reflashed" the car's computer due to the engine vibration (under warranty). It seemed to improve things, but it is hard to tell. Really the big change that I notice is the RPMs seem higher - kind of a cheap way to "fix" something. The service manager told me that I may not notice a big difference.

As I said before, I am going to look into the engine mounts when I get a chance.

I don't know... the car runs fine (no stall, no stumble, plenty of power), just has this vibration that I think is excessive. I may just have to chalk it up to an engine with 60,000 miles on it.

Thanks for everyone's responses here!
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:53 AM   #145
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I too had the vibration & replaced each motor mount & didn't get any improvement until the passenger side mount was changed. I found out by chance that pushing down firmly on the top of the passenger mount will greatly increase the noise if it's a bad mount & help you pinpoint the problem. I also had a bad idle problem which was compounding the vibration issue so I ended up cleaning my MAF sensor with alcohol, fixing the kinked PCV hose on the backside of the motor, replacing the PCV valve, & replacing the upstream O2 sensor per engine code it kicked out while I was doing the motor mounts - what perfect timing on the 02 code, huh?
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:08 AM   #146
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hey my hose is collapsed but i can pintch it right off and it wont make a diffrence...? there isent any holes..can i just go to napa and get a short chunk of hose for like 2 bucks? or is it a certain type of hose?
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:09 PM   #147
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Its a certain type of hose Justin_jkj..
The only can only be found at the Dealer. PM Mike he is a good guy and I am sure he can hook up you with a rock awesome price on the part.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #148
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Thanks for the info everyone, I just noticed today that mine was totally collapsed too, ill get that changed this week i hope this wont be too expensive at the local stealership. Is it really hard to change that hose? or is there a tutorial somewhere in the forum that could help me?
Also I got a maybe stupid question, if it is stupid please forgive my ignorance, but could that vacuum hose beign collapsed make a transmission seem to lag because of the lack of vacuum that it should have?
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #149
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I believe a vac line does not make a tranny lag.. Also get with Mike from Hill ford..

He has awesome prices.
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Wow. I haven't been around much since I gave my Focus to my little sister for her 16th birthday and bought myself an Audi A4, but coming back and seeing 36,000 pageviews on this post it seems like I might have done some good. I'm really glad I was able to help everybody out.

Now, about that A4, anyone have ideas why one brake channel might refuse to bleed?

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