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Can only start 2001 ford focus sometimes even though panel lights come on and windows work, sometimes of open and drop hood, sometimes will start, sometimes will start after sitting a while. have towed to mechanic, but then car will start. please help.

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Is it a standard shift or auto? if standard chick the clutch peddle start switch

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SOURCE: attach hood prop rod 2001 Ford Focus

First you will need to get a hood prop bushing from pobably your Ford dealer or you can get one from a salvage yard. You may also need a hood rod attchment. In order to attach your hood rod on. In order to allow your hood to close without the rod interfering with the closing of your hood.This can either be obtained at your dealer or salvage yard. Then you will need a 4or 5 foot poll in order to prop your hood.So that you can place the bushing in and also hood attachment bushing.Both bushings snap right in. You will need to take your hood rod and place it in the hole of the bushing the hood rod should have a short bend at the bottom of it.Like an L or 7 the L shape should seat it self into the bushing.In order to erect the rod to hold the hood up.Or in order to attach it on the hood attachment.Before closing the hood. The hood rod bushing for extending your hood rod.In order to hold your hood up.Goes in the side of the inside frame of the body to the rear of the passenger side of the car again it just snaps in. And the hood rod attachment goes towards the front of the passenger side and it also snaps in.It's located horizontal of the headlight.The hood rod bushing is a 2 sided little round shaped plastic bushing just big enough for your hood rod to fit through.And it is usually white. And your hood rod attachmewnt is usually black.

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SOURCE: car will not start although radio and interior lights come on.

I had the same problem, If the car has a manuel transmission, its a part that went bad, on my focus, its a manuel, and the clutch switch was bad, its a easy part to get to, but when it clicks like that, its the entire clutch switch that needs to be replaced, the part is rather expensive

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SOURCE: Central Locking to Ford Focus LX 2001

Problem with 2001 1.6 Focus which i was going to purchase for the wife, but problem with central locking! key fob totally dead even when i tried the reprogramming trick (key in ignition press button several times) and when locking/unlocking manually, central locking only working intermittently! Please help regards steve

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SOURCE: No tail lights/instrument lights on 2001 Ford Focus Wagon

Your problem is you have a Hot Wire touching ground.I know this for sure! The quwstion is where is it?the cause of the problem. It can be fixed but you would have to have a lot of patience.Try using your nose,sniff out the smell of burned copper under the dash or in the trunk area if you can smell it you can find it.Up the rating of the fuse go 15 then 20 then 25 see if it still blows it shoud. I wished I were near you man I love these problems.Good luck!

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SOURCE: Our 2001 ford focus when it idles it surges

Check the pcv hose for leaks at the intake manifold. Common problem.

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2001 ford focus will not start


It sounds like...very frustrating. Really, a year?
If I understand correctly, sometimes the starter motor doesn't work? But every time the starter spins the engine, the car starts easily? If this is the case, then the problem is confined to the start circuit, which narrows it down a lot. Basically the starting circuit is the battery, the starter, and the ignition switch-and the wiring connecting and associated with the circuit.
It seems to be happening a lot now, so a tech with patience and understanding of your Focus starting circuit, should be able to have it occur and find the problem. It could be as simple as rust or corrosion on one of the electrical connections. The place to start is with the battery terminals and connections, the starter motor connections, battery ground connection and a couple of other grounds in the start circuit. The starter motor and attached starter solenoid could be taken off and tested on a machine to see if it has anything wrong. Parts stores will test them for free if people bring them in.
One thing you could try: you said slamming the hood might jolt something, and cause starting: sometimes you can cause a failing starter motor to turn on by tapping on the case. Find the starter- the positive battery cable is connected to it- and when it won't try to start, rap on the starter with a heavy screwdriver, or tap it sorta lightly with a hammer, then try to start. If it starts up, you have a failing starter. If it doesn't help, you will probably need someone with a multi-meter to check out the circuit.

Nov 16, 2013 | 2001 Ford Focus

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My passenger side front window (England, left) dosnt work properly. It goes down ok but it will not go back up unless operated by the drivers doors. (England, Right)


Hi, has your car got global closing. Sometimes they forget their memory, normally after pulling a fuse or flat battery. Open all your windows, sunroof if you have one. Press the lock on your fob and keep held down, all windows should close, this also works for opening when you keep hold of the open button, try doing this a few times, eventually it restores memory. I also have a 2001 focus.

Jun 02, 2012 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Have a 2001 ford focus. first central locking suddenly stopped working and can#t even lock door with key. Now the speedometer and odometer keep dropping to 0 and then back up again and today the engine...


I would test your alternator..when you car isnt charging and battery voltage drops below 9.6 volts your instrument cluster will perform a reset...or shut off..as for the door locks im not entirely sure why they would stop working...good luck

Oct 12, 2011 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Passenger window on 2001 ford focus has dropped off track, how do i fix this


Remove the door panel anytime you have
window issues & they fall down or make a
noise & don't move

When you get access to the inner door panel,
you will see the problem

Not off any track, the regulator broke

Jun 16, 2011 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Ford focus 2001. rear window drops down and wont go back up, motor working, any ideas, grinding noise when operated


I presume there is a slippage in the drive of the window winder. Open carefully the window flaps, first of all look carefully as you press for the motor to function. when the grinding noise come on, slowly life up the base of the glass support to see if it is holding. If this works open out the mechanism, check the cords/ reel/ gear for fault and replace. Hope you get this right. Try with patience / caution. Hope my advice works . Good day

Jul 02, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Can not locate data link connector for 2001 ford focus


it is on the bottom of the dash panel just in front of the driver, it is a 16 pin two row connector.

Dec 03, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Driver side window dropped


Seems to be a big issue with all Ford products even trucks. It's the design feature of using a cable instead of something that worked for 50 years before they came up with it. Open up the door panel and see if the plastic guide for the cable let go.

Sep 28, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

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2001 ford focus ZX3, #10 fuse keeps popping.


a loose or damaged wire is causing a short circuit!
you ned to get it tested & rectified by a auto electrician ASAP!
as wiring gets very hot & can destroy your vehicle! {catch fire]

Jul 20, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

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2001 ford focus overheating


its most likly the termostat

Apr 12, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Brake lights gone!


usualy the fuse box is either under the dash on the pasanger side or sometimes they can be located under the hood some where it will have a lil black box with the word fuse you may also want to check the glove box but your problem is most likly a blown fuse

Sep 25, 2008 | 2001 Ford Focus

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