2001 focus will not stay running,help

Asked by May 09, 2014 at 02:18 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 ford  focus that will not stay running, stalls and the brake light is on and I have no power brakes. Had the  same problem 6 months ago the shop I took it to said it was a vacuum leak. They never told me where, I don't know if the brake thing is related but it  started when this started

2 Answers

3,535

Find a place you trust and have them check your ignition switch also. I had a grand am that did that. Changed my ignition switch and it worked fine after.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I'm having a similar problem but only during the warmer months it seems. Sometimes my car won't stay running after I try to start it after driving it a while. Also happens if I leave my phone charger plugged up or accidentally left the lights on.The engine will turn and start but won't stay on. It's like it has to cool down for 20 minutes before it will stay running again. My dad thinks it might be the idle temperature control but not sure.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2013 focus will not stay running 3 answers

    I have a 2013 focus that will not stay running. fuel pump is working. chaned fuel filter.

    2013 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 hard start and stall problem. 21 answers

    I seem to be coming across a hard start and stalling problem with my Focus. It is difficult to start, meaning it just won't grab or turn over when I go to start it. When it does, it has a hard time st...

    2001 Ford Focus ZX3

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Ford Focus 5 answers

    I have a 2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon. A few months ago the check engine light was on and I was told to replace the EGR Valve. I had it changed and the light stayed on, the code wouldn't clear. Now I wa...

    2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • reset theft system in 2001 focus 6 answers

    my ignition will not fire odometer read just dashes. I replaced ecm ( computer ) I got numbers back on odimeter but still no ignition. Now my security light above radio blinks rapidly which accordin...

    2001 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 focus

    I have a 2001 focus when it gets warm it sputters and dies out. I changed the cam shaft sensor gave it a tune up the fuel pump is good the car turns over but won't start...help!

    2001 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Focus Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,260
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 880
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 70,573 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fiesta
175 Great Deals out of 17,096 listings starting at $1,997
Used Ford Mustang
534 Great Deals out of 42,737 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Corolla
958 Great Deals out of 68,613 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Escape
1,319 Great Deals out of 86,925 listings starting at $1,150
Used Honda Accord
994 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Elantra
654 Great Deals out of 52,805 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Camry
1,158 Great Deals out of 97,109 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,074 Great Deals out of 82,588 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,130 Great Deals out of 82,882 listings starting at $2,328
Used Volkswagen GTI
128 Great Deals out of 6,172 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus SE For Sale
5,145 listings starting at $13,756
2016 Ford Focus SE For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 7,856 listings starting at $8,900
2015 Ford Focus SE For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 2,756 listings starting at $7,945
2014 Ford Focus SE For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 4,144 listings starting at $6,591
2013 Ford Focus SE For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,912 listings starting at $4,995