In need of help??


Asked by Sep 07, 2009 at 10:27 AM about the 2001 Ford Focus ZX3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Ford focus ZX3 2.0l dohc "AUTOMATIC".

When driving from a stop car seems to be fine but as the RPM's climb and press harder on the pedal the car faulters/stumbles, in which it will not accelerate, resulting in me backing off of the pedal to slowly(very slowly) accelerate. So far I've started at the least costly fixes:
1. cleaned air filter
2. cleaned throttle body
3. cleaned maf sensor
4. replaced fuel filter
5. replaced ignition coil
6. added 1 can of sea foam to fuel tank
7. plug wire #4 is a tad loose, tried to crimp the butt to help but still a bit loose, I will try and change the wires ASAP.

Now I'm stuck,
I did manage to fix the spuddering and bouncing off the rev limiter at 4k. I now rev all the way to 5k and the car bogs down and won't accelerate while in motion ??
Any insight, advice, suggestions are greratly appreciated!

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