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My ford focus will not start after replacing the ignition tumbler

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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.
Thanks.

Posted on Mar 01, 2012

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Focus won't start

Did you check the fuse box. The one in the engine compartment and in the dash board on the drive side.
to see if you blow a fuse.
Also is you security light flashing

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced the ignition lock and tumbler. Alarm going off nostart

i have lost the keys to a 99 ford exploxer

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 focus intermitently not starting while relays

Remove battery cables and clean thoroughly,if still have problem remove connectors from fuse blocks and inspect for burned terminal.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: removal and replacement of key tumbler 1994 Ford explorer

look at the steering column below the ign lock and tumbler there should be a small hole turn key to on pos and push a small rod up the holethis then should release the lock and tumbler,no hole then wheel and coumn has to be stripped to get to lock retainer

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 focus ignition

Remove cover around colm. turn key to on, under key lock housing will be a little hole with pick-hook push pin up and slide ignition lock out.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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