Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
Bought this 1999 T plate with 88k on the clock last week & has run fine untill: On my way home last night the revs continued to slowly rise as if I were depresing the accelerator when the car was in neutral. The revs continued to rise untill i depressed the clutch pedal, which saw them then drop to normal idling level. This continued all the way home, however this morning she if back to normal. Whats going on? Should I panic?
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - cheddar
I guess there is a throttle position sensor on the clutch pedal that is playing up.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Adam {P}
Don't worry. Mine's done this since about 2001 and it was new in 1999. Mine usually does it in hot weather and it can be a little weird at first but you get used to it. Interestingly, it's not done it at all in this past week with the colder weather. It's been hard to trace because it's so intermittent. We thought it was a vacuum pipe which was split but it still did it after that was replaced.

Like I say, don't worry about it - mine's done it for years but if you do find out what it actually is, please post back. I'd be quite interested.

Adam.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
Thanks Adam
Just been out and it happened again. Did yours keep pulling in 2 & 3rd gear when driving along and lifting off the gas? Almost like a cruise controll action. My only concern is it will happen while the G/F is driving and she'll lose it.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Adam {P}
Mine does it in slightly different ways but I must confess, it doesn't seem powerful enough to pull the car when in gear. What will usually happen is I'll be driving along and then dip the clutch to change gear and the revs will rise until I put it into gear and release the clutch and then all is normal. Also, when I slow to a stop and dip the clutch, the revs will rise almost to the limiter until I come to a stop. When I actually stop, they drop.

Sometimes when I start the car the revs hold quite high too - not automatic choke high - something different.

How powerfully does it pull itself when in gear?
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
While traveling at 30ish i lifted off the gas only to find that i carried on without losing nor gaining speed. Untill i dipped the clutch then behaved normal again. In contrast to yours, when slowing to a stop the revs semed normal untill i took it out of gear. Sitting at the lights in neutral it climbs and is only stopped by my dipping the clutch, then settling to normal tickover. One occasion, wondering how far it would go, i allowed the revs to continue rising only to chicken out about 5500 and dip the clutch. It certainly seemed it would happily continue all the way to the limit.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Adam {P}
>>While traveling at 30ish i lifted off the gas only to find that i carried on without losing nor gaining speed.<<

Yeah mine does that. I've just learnt to get used to it.

With regards to the revving, it once hit the limiter! Sometimes it will rev when in neutral so to stop it I have to get the clutch to bite just short of moving off to stop it. I don't suggest that you do this as I know my clutch is on it's way out so it doesn't matter!

Good luck sorting it though.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - cheddar
>>I guess there is a throttle position sensor on the clutch pedal that is playing up.>>

Sorry I meant clutch pedal position sensor, the fact that putting your foot on the clutch alieviates the symptoms points to this, perhaps check it out.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
Thanks Cheddar.
Have to admit to staring blankly at the screen scratching my head for the first one ;-)
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Galaxy
Some Focuses of this vintage were fitted with Mondeo engines by mistake at the factory.

This engine uses a different inlet manifold, and this can cause the described problem in a Focus, as this car uses a different manifold to the Mondeo.

The incorrect manifold can cause the engine speeding problem.

Might be worth checking with your Ford Main Dealer to check that your car isn't one of those which were affected. It's a well know and documented problem to them.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
Ahh thanks a lot Galaxy looks like its wallet out time then.
One further observation I've had is it seems to occur more frequently if I have accelerated hard. And last night the revs were hanging arround 2000 as coasting to a stop then without touching the clutch (in neutral) the revs would drop to normal when i finally came to a stop with the brake.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - cheddar
See the following link:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=4&t=22...3
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Incontinentia
I dont suppose they will fix it for free though will they Galaxy?
I may just have to learn to live with it.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - Galaxy
By rights, the answer to your question should be "Yes" if yours is one of the cars so affected by the manufacturing mistake. However, after this period of time I rather fear you may well be fobbed off with things like "out of warranty", "not original owner", "not that particular fault in this case", etc.

I would have thought the first thing to do was to find out from your local Ford Main Dealer whether yours is one of the affected vehicles.

If it isn't then this is the end of this line of enquiry. However, if it is, the next question is whether Ford would be willing to fix it for free.

I think you'll have to ask them, or you could probably phone the Ford Customer Care line.

Good luck, anyway.
Focus 2.0 Ghia Estate Keeps reving - cheddar
Have you checked out the clutch pedal position sensor, see the link to the same issue on a Ka I posted above.
 

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