I hit a curb at 30 mph and both tires on driver side blew out and the car just shut off. the battery is fine and there is gas, but when i put the key in and turn it it struggles to start. what can i do?
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What condition are your tires in ? hit anything lately ? curb , pot hole ? Have your tires checked an balanced ! An have a alignment check done ! Also check for a sticking caliper ! worn suspension parts , control are bushings !
the inertia switch may have been tripped due to the impact of hitting the curb and blowing out tire. blame ford for this design because in the past they manufactured cars that would blow up during collisions. so all ford vehicle now come with a intertia switch to shut off fuel when it senses extreme impact. all you have to do is flip the switch and your car should start and run again. its a pain. look for location of switch in owners manual.
it is a possibility that on hitting the curb you activated the safety switch,which is a red head square button similar to Renault engines. Mostly could be found either in the engine compartment on the right side close to the inner wing. The only thing you have to do is just to press it on the top and then start the car.
the battery might have been jolted enough to damage it. try a jump or another battery.check all the ground cables.check that the connector that comes from the battery positive terminal and is near battery didnt come unpluged.