Question about 2003 Ford Focus
I have a Ford Focus 1.6 Automatic (2003) and have occasional starting problems usually first start in the morning. All dashboard lights come on but the starter only clicks. It does not turn the engine over. After 6 or so attempts it catches and the car starts perfectly and usually runs and starts perfectly for the rest of the day. I'm worried that one cold morning it wont start at all! Garages don't seem to be able to help as it is an infrequent fault. Thanks, Mike
Although I'm questioning why it would be doing this mostly on cold mornings, I would suggest that you check your battery connections. 99 times out of 100, the reason that this happens is because one of the battery cables does not have a good connection (Many times it's the ground wire). If you check to make sure that the connections on both ends of both cables are tight, then try taking your vehicle to your local parts store to have them do a load test on your battery. It's possible that the c.c.a. (cold cranking amps) are no longer sufficient to start your car. After awhile, batteries tend to lose their charge due to age, how many times it has been discharged completely, and also frequent cold weather. I believe that this should solve things, but feel free to contact me to ask about any other possibilities that may be causing this, as I'll look into any other similar common issues on your particular make and model. Should be battery cables or battery itself, though. Hope this helps and have a great day!
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