Q: My ford focus feels like its pulling back it only happens every few weeks and if I increase speed it goes but I really worried as

asked by on September 30, 2017

My ford focus feels like its pulling back it happens every so often but if I increase speed when it happens it stops heistating its really confusing me ive put a new timing be in had injectors cleaned and its not due a service til December

My car has 23000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Donna. Thanks for contacting us today. Problems like you’ve described can be very difficult to diagnose, as they come and go as you’ve indicated. Usually they are caused by fuel system restriction or problems mixing fuel and air. Some of the most common components that can wear out overtime include a mass air flow sensor, dirty air or fuel filters, misfiring fuel injectors (different than being dirty) or even a throttle body that has excessive carbon deposits. It’s probably a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a car is slow to accelerate inspection, to help diagnose this odd issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

My manual car starts but will not move on any gears.

What you are describing sounds like potentially a worn out clutch. As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position,...

The car stalls occasionally as if the fuel is not been pumped

It sounds like you may have a fuel supply issue that corresponds to the load put on the motor when you turn the A/C on. This may be related to a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...

2008 Ford F150 5.4l Crank but won't start after losinng oil pressure due to incident with oil change

Hi there. Anytime you have an excessive oil pressure issue, it's common for the ECU to store an error code that disables the ignition system to prevent internal damage to seals, gaskets or the engine components themselves. It is quite...

Related articles

The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic, Accord and CR-V, along with the Toyota Camry....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Taurus
The The Ford Taurus received something of a revival over the past several years, and it has become one of the family sedan staples in the United States. It’s a beautiful and bold looking vehicle that offers a wealth of...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid
2009 2009 marked the end of the very short life of the Mazda Tribute Hybrid. All told, the automaker produced fewer than 700 models, and it was ultimately retired well before the Tribute itself ceased production in 2011. For the...