I have a 2000 focus that has an infrequent 'hesitation' on acceleration.
The 2 times I've really noticed it, 1x was on a circular off-ramp and
when I gave it the gas, it felt like the timing belt had broken! The
radio was on, so I truly can't say whether the engine cut off or if it
just was starved for gas.
The 2nd time was last night on an on ramp... and I rounded the curve I
gave it pretty heavy gas and it would accelerate, have a 'dead' space
(the hesitation) and repeat about 3 times, each lasting about a second,
then it seemed to 'catch' itself and power on.
The ONE factor that seems to be exactly the same is that the car both
times had about 1/4 tank of gas.
It's an SE with (obviously) the base engine.
Any thoughts? It's got about 45k on the odo., and I hate to take it
somewhere without a thought as to what it might be!