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My Ford Focus Ghia 1999, keeps on cutting out when I drive

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My Ford Focus Ghia 1999, keeps on cutting out when I drive it why is this? Also the speedometre works now and again?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 7 years ago.

Hi There acormabbot, Is this a petrol or a diesel thanks ,

does it cut out approching junctions ?

Edited by Gallagher99 on 11/30/2009 at 6:38 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is Petrol, It cut's out not just at juctions but anytime.
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 7 years ago.

Hi thereCustomer, Ok the fault lies with the vehicles speed sensor , these are a common fault on the 1.8 old shape petrol focus , , this also effects your speedo gauge,

this sensor is located on the rear of the gearbox and has a 3 pin multiplug going to it ,

this sensor is held in by way of a small roll pin and this gets damaged when removing the old one ,

so buy a new roll pin when your getting the sensor , i think the sensor is around 25-30 pounds , and the pin is about 2 pounds ,

also on these engines check for any burst or split breather hoses around the inlet manifold , these can be identified by listening for a hissing noise , and can be traced by hand , this usally causes erractic idle or high idel


i hope this information will help you out

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Kind regards Brian