2000 ford focus zx3

Asked by Sep 10, 2016 at 12:15 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 ford focus zx3. Sometimes
the speedometer stops working and the
mikes goes blank and the check engine
light comes on, when this happens it uses
a lot more gas and it doesn't have near as
much power. It jumped time a few months
ago and the mechanic that fixed it called
and asked me if it is normally idled very
high and I told him no. He says that when it
jumped time it blowed the intake gasket?  I
have drove the car for two months. Now it
recently started running hot. I find out after
days and days of putting water every time I
stop, I find out the fan isn't working. Well
when u take the reservoir cap off the water
starts coming out the thermostat housing
fast. When u put it back on it stops coming
out almost. What should I do get a whole
new motor and reservoir and thermostat
housing? Or take it to a mechanic and let
him fix the motor that's in it?? Help tired of
messing with this car!!

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