Question about 2003 Ford Focus
It happened this morning at home, it would not say a thing, all of the lights come on and then go off...but it would not even try to start..I tried 3 times and then it just magically crunk up...now I am at work and tried to leave at lunch and here we go again..no cranking, no nothing. Could this be my starter or alternator....the battery is only 2 months old, my horn works too?
Hello, Your problem could be a couple of things. The first thing to check is the battery connection. Even if your lights and horn works the connection isn't good enough for the amount of amperage needed to start your car.
It could be the starter has a bad spot in the windings that prevents it from turning or the starter solenoid is bad or a bad connection.
The last problem you could have is the start switch that is under your dash on top of your steering column. This is very common.
Fords are notorious for starting problems due to wire and contact sizing.
Here is a link to a site that will give you more information. If you want help to work through these things let me know.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Your starter draws far more amperage than just about anything else in the car. Any poor connection at the battery or the other ends of the cables will cause the problem you posted. Make sure that the inside of the battery cables are clean and tight on the battery.If you can't remove them right now to clean them, sometimes just trying to turn them while still installed, will provide enough contact to get it started. After cleaning, If still no start, check other ends of same cables.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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