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2001 Ford Focus hesitates...

2001 Ford Focus hesitates when pressing pedal and sometimes completely stalls. Had mechanic change fuel filter and pump. New plugs and wires also.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?

External

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Now yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car is very loud. Idles a little rough but okay. The main problem is when trying to accelerate it will hesitate or stall

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

The MAF sensor and TP sensor needs to be tested. Either one of these can cause this issue and can be easily tested with a scope.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
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