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Ford focus: 1.8 td..gears..power kicks in, then it settles down

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I have a Ford Focus 1.8 td, i have just noticed a problem that once i change into gears 3,4 & 5 if i got to floor it the refs go sky high before the power kick''s in, then it settles down.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Brian9 replied 9 years ago.

This problem is probably going to get worse. The clutch is wearing out causing the high rev and slip. It will probably start doing this in 1 and 2 gears soon. Also another symptom could be a plugged fuel filter running the engine lean under load not producing the power needed. Hope this helps. Let me know.
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