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2001 FORD FOCUS LX

ENGINE WON'T START, TRIED TO JUMP, BATTERY NOT ISSUE, ISNT TURNING OVER. IS IT THE ALTERNATOR OR THE CYLINOID?

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  • weeksy4 Dec 24, 2008

    ford focus 2002 wont start, wont tick over, just a slight whirring sound when key is turned. Lights etc all work but when key is not in ignition, the temp and petrol guage sit at half way but when ignition is turned on and lights up, they go back down to zero. Car does need petrol but it is not bone empty so really dont think thats the problem. Had a new timing belt fitted 2 days ago....

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If the battery is ok there could be one of two problems have you tried the spare key? it may be a problem with the immobiliser look at the red light near the time clock it should go out when atempting to start. second try tow starting or bump starting you may have a faulty starter motor do not try this to often or you could damage the cat. do you get any noises when trying to start such as a clicking ? this would indercate faulty solinode on starter hope this helps

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