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Old 02-09-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hard start '07 zx4 pzev

Intermittently my focus will take a long time to turn over, about 5 seconds, before turning over. Happens once every 2 or 3 days and not necessarily when cold. Ive also noticed occasionally it will start too soon and almost stall itself. Went to 2 auto shops that could only guess its the fuel pump. Anyone had the same problem? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 02-10-2014, 12:19 AM   #2
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the "long crank" issue is common, no known cure that I am aware of. Mine started at 70k miles, and only when the engine is cold.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:11 AM   #3
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I have the problem. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs and battery and still not fixed. I'm tempted to replace the coil pack but waiting on timing belt to be replaced first.
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I have the problem. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs and battery and still not fixed. I'm tempted to replace the coil pack but waiting on timing belt to be replaced first.
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Do not let GangGreen3 mislead or confuse you.

Your Duratec engine does not have a coil pack, it has coil on plugs (COP's). Your engine does not have an external timing belt, it has a timing chain inside engine and rarely/never gets replaced.
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Sorry I didn't realise he had a different engine. I was stating how mine reacts
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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Tx for tryin' to help, "which engine" can SOMETIMES be guessed from Model/year & location - not always even with that info..
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:37 AM   #7
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Sorry forgot in Ireland a lot of models had zetec as trim and had duratec engine, was using phone so only had heading to go by and wasn't thinking about the different engine
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