03 focus runs fine. Acts like it is starving for fuel when come to stop at light or something. Pump gas a little and takes off runs fine. No check engine light.

Asked by Dec 10, 2013 at 01:16 PM about the 2003 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yesterday car turned off on its own while
driving. All lights dash everything went
dead. Touched nothing including key. After
a few seconds car turned back on
everything working like never happened.
What is this?

2 Answers

20,235

check battery voltage, it seems these cars have a shutdown condition when the voltage drops below a certain amount, and not holding peak voltage

745

Sometimes a battery pole is not tight causes exact same problem. Also replace fuel filter to rule out. Hope this helps.

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