Common questions

Why does my car go into gear hard?

Why does my car go into gear hard?

Hard shifting with manual transmission usually has to do with a problem in the gear system or with the clutch. Either one of the parts of the gear system is damaged or it is just completely worn out from too much use.

Why does my car hesitate in Top Gear?

If your vehicle only seems to hesitate in top gear, or over about 45 mph, you may have a problem with the lock-up clutches in the torque converter.

Why does my car shudder at 35 mph?

A shudder or vibration may develop while driving at speeds between 35 and 40 MPH. Our technicians tell us this condition is commonly caused by a failed automatic transmission torque converter. It is recommend to replace the torque converter and install an updated powertrain control module(PCM) to correct this concern.

Why does my car feel rough when the engine is idle?

This will cause your overall driving experience to feel rough and you’ll likely be bouncing a little bit in your seat from it. When the engine idles, there will usually be a misfire that you can feel just from holding onto the steering wheel. Furthermore, the RPM of your engine will be higher than normal when the vehicle is idle.

Why is my pushrod engine not working properly?

A bent push rod can also cause the valve not to work properly by restricting the movement of the valve. While the valve cover is still removed look at each of the pushrods to see if there is an obvious bend to them. This also can be done by detecting poor rocker arm movement while the engine is being cranked over.

What causes a Ford Focus to run rough at idle?

If a coil pack goes bad, it’ll cause a misfire and rough idle condition. Really, your Focus will be running rougher at any RPM, but a misfire will be most pronounced at idle.

How to test idle speed on a focus?

You can disconnect the electrical connector on the IACV (Idle Air Control Valve) to see if it makes a difference to the idle speed as a crude, preliminary test to see if that part is malfunctioning. The IACV is a computer controlled throttle bypass opening that is used to set idle speed.

What happens when a 2004 Ford Focus dies?

My 2004 Ford Focus is running very rough and dies at an idle The coil pack has been changed and it has had a tune up. My 2004 Ford Focus is running very rough and dies at an idle The coil pack has been changed and it has had a tune up. – Answered by a verified Ford Mechanic

What does 2195 mean on a Ford Focus?

Both those codes are for a lean condition, the 171 is a lean code,the 2195 shows the o2 sensor is stuck lean. You can have a vacuum leak,low fuel pressure, clogged injectors, a failed O2, or a Mass Air Flow Sensor sending false information to the computer.

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Ruth Doyle