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2002 ford focus sometimes starts fine but will have no power…

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2002 ford focus sometimes...

2002 ford focus sometimes starts fine but will have no power but if i turn off and on a few times it will be fine for awhile then if it sits a few hours might act up might not

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Fluctuates

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

Myself

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

It seems electronic to me because if i turn it on or off 5 or 6 times sometimes it fixes itself dont know?

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Ford Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 6 months ago
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do any warning lights come on when it is not running properly?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Had the check engine light code tested it came up as a coolant censore replaced that didn’t help replaced the coil pack and plugs and wires replaced fuel pressure relay on fuel rail also?
Ford Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 6 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

the symptoms you have described sound more like a throttle control system failure vs. anything else. Commonly the throttle body or wiring harness being bad.

I would recommend replicating the problem at a time when the vehicle can be monitored with a high end scan tool to see if any out of spec readings can be identified.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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