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Ford focus 2001 won,t start

When I turn in the key to start, it wants to crank but will not. My friend told me he sees no spark in the wire when he removed one and I again tried to start it. Plus , low on power when it is running. Could this be the coil pack from where the sparks start going into the wires and to the plugs? Any ideas?

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Sounds if your coil pack is failing very common problem with these cars i would try another one.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: The car cranks but no start, fuel is fine, no

coil needs replaced.

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You are at thhe right trail what controls spark is coil pack crank sensor sparkplugs and plug wire but the most important is power . I mean 12 volt connections and ground This includes checking fuses you need a simple volt meter doesnt have to expensive or fancy just to pick up 12 volts let start with fuses in the engine juction box (there not mark to what it belongs to) make sure none are open. especially fuse 19 and 24 , next go to the crank sensor make sure the tabs are snuggly on now to the coil pack there is a red and light green wire this comes from ignition and feeds 12 volts at the coil pack measure that voltage is it 12 volts if not correct it this is from ignition switch ( you can make a tool that feed 12 volt with a wire and a fuse in series and attatch it to battery and the primary wire this is known as hot wire) next go to the ECM wiggle the wires see if that get a connection going if not go back to the ICM here are the wire you are to measure the tan light green, this is from ECM and it is pulsed it measure 5vlts to 0 volts switched then measure the tan orange the same thing 5 volts to zero,then tan white again 5vlts to zero. any one of these 5 to zero fails you fix is the ecm

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SOURCE: 2001 ford focus will not

A crank sensor would be next.

Posted on Sep 02, 2011

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