My focus started first thing but when i came out of the shops to go home it wouldnt start at all. the radio has been flashing constantly for a couple of days and the locks seem to go off by themselves. any ideas would be great. its an automatic car
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Re: it wont start
Lets start with simple stuff have you checked the water in the battery? is the battery more than two years old ? is the battery still holding charge such as overnight ?
with the information you have supplied in your question then are the first three things i would consider after these the next thing would be is there a boot / bonnet light that might be on even though they are closed or radio left on overnight after these options the next on the hit list is the alternator charging the battery properly an auto electrician rarely charges for a battery test pop in to one before the car lets you down completely hope this is some help welcome to ask more glenn............
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the engine (there are more than one engine) has a distributor. "have spark at coil down to dizzy but no spark at plugs" this can mean only 2 things. 1: spark wires are dead. all 4, kinda hard to believe huh? 2: the dizzy is way off time. so time the dizzy and now spark lands on each wire term. if not a dizzy engine, post exact version of engine and country.
it can be the ignition switch or the neutral safety switch. put the transmission in neutral to see if it will start, if it does then the neutral safety switch is bad. if not then check your ignition switch
ok i had kinda the same problem. if your father or bf is decent with mechanics ask him to check any see if there is any spark if not tell him to check the cranksensor to c if there is an current going to it, also when u go to start the car is there a (theft system light that comes on in the dash and flashes if so, turn the key fully as if you were going to start the car but dont crank it and leave it be for about 15-20mins or until the light stops flashing. then turn the key off and try start again. the thing is that when u install a stereo into one of these cars theres a anti theft system that stops fuel from going to the injectors. thats why when u install a aftermarket stereo u are supose to get eh harness so that it doesnt engage the ats(anti theft system). and if there is no current going to the crank sensor cut the wire long enough to hood an extra wire to it and then hook it up to ignition fuse in the fuse box(inside the car) this will send a a current to the crank sensor so when u turn the key on it will start. this is only a temperary fix. just gives u enough time to pick up the money to bring the car to the garage and get it checked correctly. anything else just ask. Jeremy