Question about 2000 Ford Focus
Brand new battery and alternater
Hi John, have you measured the battery voltage? Was there sparks when you connected the battery? Are the fuses still intact? Either you have a bad connection or a short, but if all that is fine, and the problem is only with starting, then it could be a solenoid issue, that is a coil driven device that allows high current to the starter motor. I would also check with a current clamp if any current is being drawn while engine is off, or if it is charging when engine is running.
Hope this helps, good luck!
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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Ford has what they call a mega fuse ! follow lead from alt to fuse block right in front under the hood ! this fuse is on the side of the fuse block the wire will be hot until that point and when it comes out the other side to the battery there will be no current if this is bad ! very common if the car was jumped backwards ! good luck and i hope your back gets better!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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