My car runs okay now but this is the second time in a month that it happened.
Yes. but I'd like to know could have caused the problem.
Yes, it starts back up but then as soon as I take my foot off the gas it shuts off. I called AAA and was going to have it towed but when the tow guy came he tried gunning the motor for a couple of minutes which seemed to fix it. Again I'm concerned if this will happen again and wanted to have some idea of what is wrong before I take it to my mechanic.
I'm sorry, I don't understand.
Ohhhhh. Is my Ford Focus a fuel injected car. If yes, is it unnecssary to take it to my mechanic if I don't apply the trottle.
The last time it happened was about 1 month ago. Again, I had been driving all over town and making stops but at the last stop it happened. I was lucky that a mechanic stopped by the gas station I hoppled to and he fixed it my putting the car in neutral and turning the key 3 times and the problem was solved. He said it may have been a computer mix up.
With the turning the key 3 times he said the car went into self analysis. I tried it when it happened today but, unlike him, in neutral the engine was turning over.
Should I have my mechanic check the fuel pump. Is it costly to replace?
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for your help Jim. Now I have some knowledge that hopefully will save me money.
I think that's what the first mechanic did to get it to start.
I never knew thaty. I promise I won't.