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Ford focus 2003 would not start. replaced battery, turning over . carried out diagnostics and fuel problem. replaced fuel pump in the tank. started fine and drove for two days, now it will not even turn over. just makes a ticking noise when turning the key

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  • Fernando Segovia Apr 18, 2015

    Check your battery connection for corrosion, tightness of battery cables. Then try turning the car on, if you still get a cling sound, take your battery to auto zone. Let them charge it over night, then have them do a load test on the battery. This will let you know if all the cells in the are good or if you have any bad cells. Batteries with bad cells will not crank an engine over.

  • Fernando Segovia Apr 18, 2015

    If you have already replaced the battery with a good battery, then have you alternate checked at auto zone. The alternate charges your battery and provides electric voltage to your car to keep running after your battery turns you engine on.



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Try this procedure:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.

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If you try jumping it with cables from another car, and the starter just clicks,it could be a bad connection to the starter at the solenoid. It COULD also be a bad starter at this vehicle's age.Also make sure the alternator is giving you 13 or more volts at an idle to charge the battery.Hope you get it fixed!
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SOURCE: 1996 Explorer ran fine then wouldn't start one

The fuel pump wires are positive: pink/black and negative=black. Pull the connector, turn the key on, and check these with a test light. Your pump power runs through the PCM.


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SOURCE: 1992 Ford Taurus wagon not starting, but turns over

You might have a problem with your crank sensor or ignition. Remove spark plug wire and check for spark while turning engine over. When this happens unplug crank sensor near crank pulley then plug back in to see if it starts if so replace crank sensor.

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SOURCE: I replaced the fuel pump in my 1993 ford mustang

the valve on the end of the fuel rail ¿¿ increase in pressure and now the diaghram could have split as its need to work harder

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford focus se automatic

First check battery cables for corrosion and bad connections check the battery voltage you should have 12-13 volts at the battery then see what you have at the starter where the battery cable is connected.You should have at least 12 volts there too.If you don't have 12 volts at the battery replace battery.

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