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Re: 2000 ford focus.car won't start
The first thing you should do is remove the cables from the battery and clean both the clamps and the battery posts until the surfaces look bright.
I apply a protective coating before I replace the cables but it's not necessary to find out if you have found the problem. After you tighten the battery clamps, try to twist the clamp with your hand. If it moves it is not tight enough.
I've often see cars with battery post to small for the clamps.
If it's loose and you can't tighten it any more, you can purchase lead cups that fit over the post.
Remove the clamp and back the nut up as far as it will go, then use a screw driver to spread the clamp. Put the lead cup over the post and press the clamp down until the post is flush with the top of the clamp and tighten it.
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Sounds like an Ignition Module or similar device. Does it have an alarm? Turn the key to ON - not start - and put into Drive and then back into Park. It may be the shifter isn't fully engaged. Also, w/your FOOT ON THE BRAKE shift to Neutral and try to start it.
security system does not disable the starter, it only disables fuel to the
engine. In the fuse block under the hood, locate the STARTER relay. Place your
hand on this relay and see if it clicks while someone else turns the key to
start...if the relay is ok then the starter itself is faulty. Good luck, i hope this helps.
immobilsor has come on so only course of action is to call a specialist auto locksmith or the dealer to release the immobilisor ,have you lost the chip out of the key?? have a look and try the spare key
There's also a security light in the speedomter housing. of this light is on and the light flashes as the beeping sounds the key is'nt being reconized by the computer, This car is well known for started failure so the wire also breaks off the started so look at the wires on the starter to see that they are connected anfd theat they have power the big cable shouls be hot all the time ( from the battery) and the little wire should come hot as the key is turned to start. if it doesn't come hot as the key is turned jump puwer from the battery wire to the small wire and the starter shsould crank ( it can make a spark so be careful to potect yopur self and your eyes from dirt and sparks. If the starter works and the small wire is'nt coming hot as the key is turned the car might not be in park good or may start in neutral. if it does the neural start switch might be bad or the gearshift linkage is loose andf the car is'nt all the way in park.
Sounds like a bad battery,, it can read 12 volts but not have enough current to run the car,, a good test is to leave the lights on for 10-15 minutes, then try to start the car, most batteries will be able to start the car if they are good. and you said you can jump the car, and keep it running so the alternator appears good
are you using the original key for the car because it sounds like a theft system problem I had a 2000 jeep that did the same thing it would start for a bit and then quit on me found out that the key has a chip in it so the key i got cut works for the lockes but cant use to run the car
hi sounds as if your batteries gone dead is this the first time it has done this and is the charging light going out either way you need to check the alternator is charging the batery and the battery charged up check fan belt yates210456