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Old 06-22-2013, 04:00 AM   #21
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I had the same problem on my '08 Focus, and it seems to be even more pronounced on my '13. You're in neutral, give it gas, and it takes a couple seconds for the motor to drop back down to idle.

I had a friend that owns an older MR2. Do the same thing in his car and the motor drops back to idle immediately.

I would really like to know how to get rid of this "feature."
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #22
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I had a friend that owns an older MR2. Do the same thing in his car and the motor drops back to idle immediately.
An older MR2 uses a throttle cable (i.e. it is not drive by wire).
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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Even with a traditional throttle cable, there are electronic components that can cause this. I've had this issue with all of my Tempos and Topazes that were 5-speeds. It was due to poorly designed throttle position sensors.
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Hi All just a quick thing I've noticed with this issue. Here in Aus our Focus seem to auto accelerate. To try this when your going in reverse don't touch the throttle just slowly let the clutch out and you'll find that the engine beignets to compensate for the loss in rpm and accelerates. The issues dirk up change is very prevalent when changing from 4th to 5th. The other gears seem fine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #25
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Mine drops appropriately between shifts and doesn't hang at all.

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #26
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I have the same issue. Even with hard acceleration the RPMs continue to climb 1000 before it drops. Ot the cruise control on and dpress the clutch and you'll see a blip up in the RPMs. This is what it does every time I shift. Focus at the dealer right now. I had to take the mechanic for a demo ride. He hasn't run into this before and was going to research the problem.
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This has been an issue on all standard foci throughout the years. It has nothing to do with the Dual Mass flywheels though they don't help since it's heavy. It mainly has to do with emission reasons. Majority of all manufacturers do this now, and I know for a fact the domestics brand do this. It's been discussed at length before on here. If you want it to go away then get a tune.
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I have the same issue. Even with hard acceleration the RPMs continue to climb 1000 before it drops. Ot the cruise control on and dpress the clutch and you'll see a blip up in the RPMs. This is what it does every time I shift. Focus at the dealer right now. I had to take the mechanic for a demo ride. He hasn't run into this before and was going to research the problem.
Keep me posted on how things go at the dealership, vettetrn. I'll be here if you need any assistance.

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Eventually you learn driving tricks to live with it... but a tune and lightweight flywheel will solve your problem.

The rpms hang because the average consumer driving a manual focus is certainly no speedy shifter. While you feel like you're waiting around for the rpms to drop, they're just trying to get the car into the next gear.

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This has been an issue on all standard foci throughout the years. It has nothing to do with the Dual Mass flywheels though they don't help since it's heavy. It mainly has to do with emission reasons. Majority of all manufacturers do this now, and I know for a fact the domestics brand do this. It's been discussed at length before on here. If you want it to go away then get a tune.
^ This.

My 2001 Focus does the same thing, and it has a cable throttle and solid flywheel.
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