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2000 ford focus has headlight & starting issues

It was rolled over into a ditch with a couple feet of water in it 2.5 months ago. i did oil change & checked all is running good,but sometimes it won't start.also now the headlights only work on high beams,& the wipers sometimes stop working. i replaced the fuel pump thinking that it was the problem.

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That vehicle does not have a distributor, it is coil pack.
the wiper deal may be a wiper relay. it is located in the interior
fuse box, but you have to remove the fuse box mounting to access. it.
the relay supplies ground when not actuated.
if you think the fuel pump is going bad, call your local ford dealer. they had a program in place for a while to replace fuel delivery modules for FREE
substitute a known good headlight bulb and make sure the connector is not burnt.

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I think that you should check the spark plugs and their wires, and the distributor to. I'm not sure if those will help you but check it out it will only take you 15 minutes more or less.

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