hi, I’ve got an 04 focus with a 5 speed. I really like the car but it’s been getting more expensive this past year… Last week I took it in and got the brakes revamped(after they blew out on the turnpike, unrelated) and I also got the right cv axle replaced which had been in the back of my mind for a while. anyways, it’s been about a week and it keeps stalling while I’m on the road, usually I’m slowing down i think. It’s happened like 3-4 times now. its not the end of the world, I have power steering/brakes for long enough to safely stop. I think its only when I’m in gear slowing down(clutch still contacts but braking a little) When i got to work this morning, after it happened again, I smelled this like burning clutch smell from the front right which I usually only smell when my father drives the car .
I guess what I’m wondering is whether or not this is just coincidence? I was under the impression that replacing the CV was fairly straightforward, what could they have done that stalls it out like that? is the stalling even related to the burning smell or could that just be some residual grease thats burning off?
Anyways, I’m probably gonna go back to sears where i got this done either today or tomorrow, I’d just like to be a bit better informed before they start making things up to replace.