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03-10-2012, 20:32   #1
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Ford Focus - shaky and lack of power

My ford focus suddenly got very shaky when idle/low revs and has a lack of power in low revs.

Its a 2001 1.6. Any idea what it could be? There was also a slight burning smell outside the car. I checked for coolant and oil and its fine.

Just minutes after I got a free breakdown kit with car wash! I drove home on it, the engine light started to flash, I was about to pull over but while stopped at lights it went off. Then came on again solid. Then started to flash. Its just stuck on now.

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03-10-2012, 20:33   #2
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Sounds like the usual coilpack failure.
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04-10-2012, 11:46   #3
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Originally Posted by George Dalton View Post
Sounds like the usual coilpack failure.
Thats exactly it, my former partners one gave up when I was driving her Focus in lane 2 of the M50, the hairy experience that followed is the reason shes my former partner. Ah it isnt really

Simple enough fix, €80 or so
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Would a coil pack failure always light the CEL?
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04-10-2012, 11:57   #5
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My sisters one did this too
The engine was steam cleaned and the plug leads got wet inside the engine casing the steam couldn't escape .
I just pulled out the leads and let it dry out
Was bang on after an hour .
It did put the engine warning light on .

Coil pack is a common problem
U might get lucky with the dampness thing first
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