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Old 10-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Frustrated As Hell (EOC - re-starting issues)

Someone needs to convince me why I should continue to EOC as well as why I should turn my car off at lights.

2003 Ford Focus, 165k Miles on it, 65k on the motor, been Engine Off Coasting (EOC) and shutting the car off at lights since the summer.

Three months ago I burnt out an ignition coil. Never done that before. Guy said it was likely from all the start stop I do. I wasn't convinced.

Today I was stopped at a light and went to turn over the ignition and I get nothing. It is like I am trying to start it without the clutch in or something. I have no idea what the issue is. I slammed the clutch down, jiggled the ignition, and anything else I could think of.

I don't yet know what it is. I read all this stuff of how sucessfull these methods are for people and they were for me too. However, if they keep causing issues they will net out at zero from cost repairs and cost savings.

Anyone else have EOC and Engine Off At Stop Light issues?


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