'01 Focus ZTS. I have seen a couple of posts here that talk about some studdering and hesitation. I have already been through the DPFE replacement stuff as I had the slight studdering at one time. A bigger problem that I encounter from time to time is a huge loss of power. It seems to happen after the car has been driven around pretty hard. The symptoms are that I just lose power to the point that I can not get going over 10-20 mph. If I pull over it might die..it might not. It seems to be idling ok but if I try to take off I once again have no power. The next day everything is usually ok. I have also had it clear up if I put fuel in the tank. Does this sound like the fuel pump problem I have read about here or something else? Any help would be appreciated. Also, if it is the fuel pump problem is the 01 Focus covered by the same extended warranty that someone said the 00 is covered by? And if it is what do you have to prove to the dealer to get it replaced?
Thanks in advance!