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2000 Ford Focus Question: Car shuts down every 45 minutes of driving, have to shut off and restart

 

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porschaa, Eau Claire, WI, October 01, 2013, 21:46
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I got into a car accident recently but drove away perfectly fine, but after I started it back up the car shuts of every 45 minutes of driving where then I have to pull over, turn it off, start it back up again and can drive again. (the gas just stops working, but car/radio is still running) Please help, thank you.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 02, 2013, 06:32
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    poss throttle actuator have it ck by a mech

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    csubak30 October 03, 2013, 01:31
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    You can try resetting the fuel cutoff switch as well. (Inertia switch usually located in the passenger footwell panel).

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    pushrod October 03, 2013, 04:15
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    What section of the car was damaged, front, rear, left, right?? That will help us answer your question.

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    porschaa, October 03, 2013, 07:21
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    The front. Mostly right corner of the the car

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    pushrod, October 03, 2013, 07:50
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    Is the yellow check engine/service engine soon light on? Any indicator's on or anything showing a problem, gauges etc? Any new noise from engine area?

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    porschaa, October 03, 2013, 22:51
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    No none of that. Literally the gas just starts going out slowly. No matter how far I push in the gas it doesn't go or rev up. But as soon as I restart the car it's good again for the next 40 minutes.

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