2002 ford focus stalling

Asked by May 31, 2015 at 02:44 PM about the 2002 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 ford focus starts fine but idles funny and while driving it as soon  as it gets up to temp it wants to stall at stops and sometimes does.. I go to restart it and it won't start I have to literally put one foot on the gas one on the brake and rev the engine then go quickly to keep it running.. I've already put $1,300 into this to fix it and still not fixed! I replaced the mass air flow sensor, plugs and wires, air filter, and ignition switch still stalling please help need answers I'm tired of putting money into this car...

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Helllo, Best quick check: A Vacuum gauge connected, if you have erratic needle movement rather than steady 16 to 18" of vacuum, its a EGR problem or burned cylinder valve...the Intake...a burnt exhaust would cause severe backfire under load, but not at idle...likewise, a worn cam lobe will do the same. My best guess is the EGR system. Hope this Helps, AskTrannyman

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