Question about 2006 Ford Focus

2 Answers

2006 ford focus 1.6 petrol battery problems have replaced battery twice now, why?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

Check the battery voltage when the car is running. It should not be above 14.4 volts.
If that is OK check to see if you have a drain on system with key off. You will need an ammeter to this though. Most good voltmeter will have a 15 amp meter in them. That should be plenty. Take off the negative cable and connect the meter in line. There should be a very minimal draw, less that 1 amp. There will be some for the computer memory. If there is mote than that there is a draw on system and this could be the problem. Battery draining then charging to much will kill them.

If the voltage is below that rev engine a little and see if it comes up. If not the alt is bad and will need to be replaced.
Hope that helps

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 1,757 Answers

Bad Alternator?
Start the vehicle and while the engine is running: disconnect the Negative Cable off the Battery. If the engine dies, it is the alternator.
Bad Connections to the Battery?
Disconnect the Battery Cables from the Battery and using a Battery Cleaning Brush: brush the Post and the Cable Holes. Reconnect and tighten properly.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

  • Patrick Rayome Feb 05, 2010

    Let me know if this helped, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at!



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ford Focus c max 1.8 petrol idle problems

This can be caused by a defective Maf sensor and coolant sensor, they will not trigger a code because as long as there is a signal the computer doesn't know the actual engine running condition enough to say the signal from the 2 sensors is wrong, this goes double for MAF sensors, another area is the idle speed control motor.. I want you to read about the problem at the link below.

Ford MAX 2003 2010 03 1 8 Unstable Idle when slowing Technical matters...

May 20, 2016 | 2006 Ford Focus C-MAX

1 Answer

2004 ford focus not charging battery... new alternator and battery

check whether is there any charging relay in the fuse box.

Aug 19, 2012 | 2004 Ford Focus

1 Answer

I have a 2006 petrol model ford focus it has been idle for a month it wont start its completely dead i presume its the battery but i cannot find it any suggestions or solutions

Most likely it is the battery,if you can slow charge the battery it may be alright if it wont hold its charge you will need to replace it.

May 14, 2010 | 2006 Ford Focus

2 Answers

I have a ford focus 1.8 diesel x reg 1999 girlfreind put petrol in it about 3weeks ago we have drained it all re fueled it and it started and run but now it wount start

poss the fuel filter has petrol in it,replace filter,turn engine over with fuel line unattached to clear lines then fire up,should be may hve a hot start problem for awhile but fill up with diesel at 1/2 tank to dilute any petrol 32 years in the trade i have put petrol in so many diesel cars,and as long as it starts,keep it running,and start only when cold ish.

Apr 24, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Engine management fuse keeps blowing

My car stopped running without any warning, its a 2005 ford focus, 2.0 and the 20 amp fuse for the engine management keeps blowing, it's number 9 in the panel and I have replaced it twice, both times it blew again, any tips? Also the odometer reads ------ and that's it.

Jan 09, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

2 Answers

What are the recommended cca for a 2003 Ford Focus battery?

diesel or petrol, do you have aircon electric windows

Aug 17, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Ford Focus Logo

228 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides