Question about 2001 Ford Focus
While slowing down at a stop sign, the car shut off. When I tried to restart it, nothing would happen, instrument lights were off, no sound, nothing. The radio would turn on, the interior lights work, the remote would unlock and lock the doors and I just replaced the battery a week ago.
Check the batterie again also try to jump start the car, and if it does run while you jump start it, then most likelly your alternator is not chargin
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