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Will not stay running. Runs for 5-10 minutes then stops. New…

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Will not stay running...

Will not stay running. Runs for 5-10 minutes then stops. New alternator, new battery, new fuel filter. 2002 Focus zeta 127839 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Not sure on gas hog cause it’s my daughters but starts everytime

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

Yes

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

New battery, alternator, fuel filter

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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago
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Does the engine stall ad then restart easily or does it stall and then crank and not start?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It restarts but stays running less time
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

Have you been able to test the PCM (Engine Computer) for trouble codes with a code reader or scan tool?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Not personally, my daughter had it down at local parts store. They said it had a lot of old codes but they only recent one was concerning alternator which led me to change it but the problem continued.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

It needs to be properly tested for trouble codes. Right now I can only guess, and that can get expensive.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago

It could be a sensor, wiring fuel pump or PCM (Engine Computer)

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