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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Ford focus cl zetec: my ford focus 2003 zetec has recently

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my ford focus 2003 zetec has recently started running rough ie. shuddering when idling, feels like it will stall when idling, when you accelerate it doesn't speed up straight away then the motor kicks in and it lurches forward
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 6 months ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.Do you have a scan tool? This could be several things and you are gonna need to do some testing to determine which itis.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no we don't have a scan tool
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 6 months ago.
Have you had it checked for codes or anything?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 6 months ago.
Is it driveable enough to get it to an auto parts store for a free code check?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
not really worries me to drive it.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 6 months ago.
OK. So are you just wanting ideas of other things you can replace?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes and by auto parts store do you mean repco, super cheap or a store like that
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I haven't heard back about other parts we could try replacing. also would the catalytic converter cause the car to run the way I described? As the one that should be on the exhaust is not there!! I have a friend who has a scan tool.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 5 months ago.
The cat missing should not cause any driveability issues. Have you had your friend check the codes yet? If so what are they?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
not happy that it has taken two days to get a reply. got sick of waiting have taken it to a mechanic