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2000 ford focus starts and runs fine 3 minutes then

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2000 ford focus starts and runs fine for about 3 minutes then runs rough and then quits have changed out fuel filter same thing. what is next?
Submitted: 2 years ago via
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Expert:  HDGENE replied 2 years ago.
Good morning, first thing to do is verify if you are loosing fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge, you could have a problem with a weak fuel pump which was a common problem on this model year focus. Followed by a diagnostic check for codes with a scan tool to see if there is any other subsystem issues which could be causing the engine to stall such as an engine vacuum leak/lean codes which could be associated with a weak fuel pump and so on.

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