car dies only in reverse

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 04:32 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car only dies in reverse all other gears work

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I'd check for a battery/ground wire or wiring harness being pinched possibly due to broken engine mount/s to start with. I've had a few that had bad engine mounts amd when the engine tories forward it would pull on loose ground wires , battery cables and 2 or 3 that actually had chafed the wiring harness and caused no starts dieing at stop lights etc.

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