Could anyone help with another issue/potential issue I have? When I am parked on a hill, facing upwards, I put my car into first gear and when I pull off it feels as if I am towing something heavy, which I'm not towing nothing. It just feels like it's struggling, like the car is to heavy.

The car is a 2003 focus 1.8tdci


  • Is the car manual or automatic? How many miles are on it? Have you had the injectors cleaned anytime in recent history? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Oct 21 '18 at 16:26
  • Could be poor air intake. Try carburator cleaner. Just spray it into air intake. – soosai steven Oct 22 '18 at 22:06

I would consider checking all the spark plugs and the fuel injectors. Most of the time when a car struggle to do basic tasks, these are the first cause.

It is really easy to do with minimal knowledge and tools and you can find complete guides on the internet.

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