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Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec keeps cutting out - confused dan
my S reg focus seems to be idling at low revs (about the 900 mark) I dont know if this is contributing to it cutting out. When i release the accelerator the revs drop and it has occasionally cut out. I thought this was something i was doing because i have only had the car a month but it has happened a few times now. I know that older cars had an idle adjuster screw. Does the focus have something similar?
The revs have also increased after the release of the accelerator when changing gear.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec keeps cutting out - Screwloose

The idle is electronically controlled and is not adjustable.

It's possible that the idle control valve is sticking; but the best way to approach this problem is to find a local garage with the equipment to interrogate the engine ECU and see if there's anything relevant stored in the fault memory.
Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec keeps cutting out - L'escargot
my S reg focus seems to be idling at low revs (about the 900 mark)

900 rpm is certainly not low. Depending on the particular engine, my Focus handbook states 700 +/- 30 to 880 +/- 30 for petrol engines, and 825 +/- 50 to 900 +/- 100 for diesel engines.

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