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Vehicle won't start. Altenator and battery are

2001 Frod Focus 5 speed manuel transmission vehicle won't start. Altenator and battery are good. Sounds like it isn't getting spark, but when tried to start via popping clutch in reverse downhill from driverway it 'gurgled', and again while doing same forward in 1st and 2nd, but still no luck.

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  • david_e_evan Mar 02, 2009

    I wasn't looking at the anti-theft device light, but now will check to see what it is doing. Do you believe that the chip in the key may be going bad?

  • david_e_evan Mar 02, 2009

    Don't think so...the car is my girlfriend's. Will check with her to see if she has another key. She has owned the car since it was new.

  • david_e_evan Mar 02, 2009

    Also....she had this problem once before. Her son was able to start it popping the clutch....it ran fine since then...this was some months ago....and if I remember correctly she also had it tuned up just before then, so plugs, wires etc...should all still be good.

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    What is anti-theft light on dash doing? Does it come on for a couple of secs then turn off when you turn igntion switch on or does it flash rapidly?

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Could very well be thats why I asked about the light. Do you have another key?

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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