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Old 11-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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1999focus starting trouble

I have a 1999 1.6 petrol focus( i'm in the U.K.) The car starts and runs fine my problems arise if i turn the car off for a short period of time, then re-start it. Sometimes it just wont re-start, sometimes it runs on idle really rough, and if i press the accelerator pedal it cuts out. If i leave the car for an hour it restarts ok, most of the time, but sometimes i have to leave it overnight. I am not great with cars so any help would be greatly apreciated, thanks.


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Old 11-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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My first thought is that an injector is leaking/sticking open. That would drip fuel into the intake until the fuel pressure drops.
Depending on how bad it's sticking, it may be dumping a fair amount of fuel into the intake. But even a little can upset the restart idle/RPM.

It could be something else, but this is just my best guess.

I would say, if I'm correct, that bringing it to a good mechanic would be your best course of action here. It won't correct itself.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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ok will takre it to mechanic, thanks for your help.
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