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Car would not start this morning ( clicking )so fitted a new starting motor ..car started first time but the reverted to the clicking on subsequent attempts to start the car ...battey fine etc ..advice please ?

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Focus? a M/T or A/T , the #1 fact not stated... but is par here.
no crank, is what that is.
it can only be these things.
1: bad battery (weak, below 12.6v dc rested is WEAK) (warm day)
2: bad wires.
3:bad starter
4: bad key line.

the key line can be tested easy , this is called hot wiring the solenoid,
pull the tiny wire off and hot wire the actual solenoid.
CRANK now?( (key OFF so it cant start and hurt you)

if it cranks now, the key line is dead.
hard cold fact.
i just saved you big money (guessing) and cut the problem in 1/2
in under 15min work or less.
if the key line works then :
use the key again, this time
wiggle the PRLND lever on the slush pump(A/T) crank now
then move the lever to Neutral , crank now? it must.
no? the wiggle the key about. at ST position. max CW rotation.
this is the beginning of the KEY line signal, cranks some times?
bad key switch it is.
got an alarm or other system hacks into the key line, oops

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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Don't assume your battery is fine. Just because it measures 12-13 volts doesn't make it fine. You need to test it under load and see if it holds 12-13 volts under load. If you don't have the instruments to do that, try jump starting the car with cables connected to another running car. If it starts normally, your battery is bad. If it continues to "click", you have a dirty connection in the battery wire circuit. Remove, clean, and replace the terminal connections.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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SOURCE: 2002 ford taurus won't start at first crank in the morning

remove the air filter housing from the throttle body, or if its mult-ported injection, remove the large air duct. Do this the night before. The next day, before cranking and having a spray can of carb. cleaner, spray a couple of shots of carb cleaner either into the large air duct, spray towards the engine, or if its single body injection, spray directly on to the throttle body.

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Replace the starter, your right ; Mike. It will leave you stranded soon. Also have the battery checked and clean the thermals.

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SOURCE: Ford Focus occasional starting problems.

Hey there...

Although I'm questioning why it would be doing this mostly on cold mornings, I would suggest that you check your battery connections. 99 times out of 100, the reason that this happens is because one of the battery cables does not have a good connection (Many times it's the ground wire). If you check to make sure that the connections on both ends of both cables are tight, then try taking your vehicle to your local parts store to have them do a load test on your battery. It's possible that the c.c.a. (cold cranking amps) are no longer sufficient to start your car. After awhile, batteries tend to lose their charge due to age, how many times it has been discharged completely, and also frequent cold weather. I believe that this should solve things, but feel free to contact me to ask about any other possibilities that may be causing this, as I'll look into any other similar common issues on your particular make and model. Should be battery cables or battery itself, though. Hope this helps and have a great day!

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SOURCE: 1999 ford ranger wont start. no attempt to start

Starter may be bad, or connection to the starter could be corroded or broken. There also may be a fuse, I'm not sure. Locate the starter and try running a jumper wire to it. Mini jumper cables will work. Hook those up to the battery and then run it to the starter. Ground it to a metal part and use the positive side to touch the power connector on the starter. IF the starter kicks, its a connection issue. If it doesnt, replace the starter.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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