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Old 01-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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2000 Zetec issue

alright guy i am looking at buying a 2000 zx3 with the 2.0 ZETEC 5 speed in it, i test drove it yesterday and noticed an issue i don't think it is to major but want to get some opinions on it. what was happening was that when you give it anything more then about 75 throttle while accelerating it seem to shudder for a minute and then everything comes back and works fine. the kid said that they thought it was a transmission issues and then they took it to jiffy lube and a fuel cleaning on it and it seemed to get better. what does the focus community think? i don't have the car to go and drive again right now but when i dove the car he drove to where i was and that was about 40 miles and he says that on the highway it drives fine just has that issue while accelerating.


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Old 01-24-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Could be DPFE, could be a cracked coil, or as simple as old wires and plugs. It's hard to say with just symptoms and no diagnosis.
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Could be DPFE, could be a cracked coil, or as simple as old wires and plugs. It's hard to say with just symptoms and no diagnosis.
i was thinking that it might be the plugs also. but also could be a bad MAF sensor. there are so many things..
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It also sounds very similar to when my fuel pump was going out on the 2001. It's like it was fine at times, but yeah, when you'd smash the gas it'd shutter, but you could kinda baby it and it'd be fine.
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It also sounds very similar to when my fuel pump was going out on the 2001. It's like it was fine at times, but yeah, when you'd smash the gas it'd shutter, but you could kinda baby it and it'd be fine.
that was one of the first things i was going to change.. glad to hear that is problem sounds familiar and that it was solved
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it does sound like a cracked coil, or its a place to look, you usually wont see anything from the top, take the coil off, look at the smooth bottom, that's where you will find the cracks; if you see any hairline cracks,;;;;; change it'
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It could be as simple as a fuel filter too.
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Mine acted like it had a miss ran good on flat wouldn't pull hill my cat was plugedup took an cut wedge out of the front of cat cleaned it out an weldef the the wedge back in runs good now .
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