Dying, again and again

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Old 06-04-11, 12:52 PM
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I have a 05' Ford Focus I use for road traveling. Recently it randomly died while driving down the road, but started right back up after a couple minutes. It did this a couple more times, but only when the A.C. was on. Upon advice from a friend, I had the plugs, wires, and fuel filter changed but this did not help. Now it will die even if the ac is off and I am scheduling an appt for the Ford shop to take a peek. Any ideas what this may be? Has me worried it may be expensive. Thanks in advance for any help given.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 02:29 PM
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When it dies, does it sputter? or a sudden death?
Starting no problem?
 
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Old 06-04-11, 03:00 PM
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drive it to any local parts store first, and read error codes with code reader. or ask them to do it for you. free and gives good insight. that's BEFORE you spend double premium at dealership. dealerships are not repair shops. they are maintenance shops. you can have same done for less at any reputable independent shop.
but no matter what happens, you need to have diagnostics done first. so, free is priority number one. then, if it did not help, you may reach for your billfold to pay someone for diagnostics.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 06:07 PM
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sputters a bit, then starts slowing down till it justs dies
 
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Old 06-04-11, 06:10 PM
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good advice, ill head over to NAPA in the morning, how does this code reader work? I may just have them do it for me
 
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What did you find out? Any word yet on your Focus?
 
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Ended up being the fuel pump
 
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Old 06-17-11, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jraastad View Post
Ended up being the fuel pump
sooooo... you did read codes and it showed error code for pump? or someone guessed right?
 
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