Question about 2001 Ford Focus
When I turn the car on and turn the key, it sounds like it is trying to start but wont turn over
How old is the battery?you say it is trying to start.their is a difference if the car acts like it is going to start then you may be looking at a fuel problem if it just spins over then your looking at possiably ignition trouble.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 2004 that had the same problem. It sounds like the engine might be flooded. The best thing to do is to remove the fuse to the fuel pump. It will be listed under the fuse cover under the hood. Mine was a 20 amp but check to be sure. With the fuse removed, crank the engine for a minute to remove any fuel flooding the engine. Replace the fuse and crank the engine in 10 second intervals without touching the gas or you will reflood the engine. This process can sometimes take awhile and will drain your battery, so have it connected to an additional power source ( i.e. another car battery or jump box). When the car finally cranks over there will be a huge cloud of smoke so don't be alarmed when it happens. Lastly some words to the wise. This process CAN ruin your starter, but is essentially the same process that the dealership will you except that they will remove the spark plugs to drain the fuel and then charge you for new ones. If this process doesn't work then you probably need new spark plugs which is going to cost quite a bit. I was quoted upwards of $525 to fix this problem until I talked to a Mazda mechanic and found out how to do this myself. Just make sure that the engine is up to running temperature before turning the car off and you shouldn't encounter this problem again. I hope this helps you, and remember that if all else fails the dealer can fix it. It won't be cheap, but they will get it done.
I almost forgot, you HAVE to get the oil changed as soon as possible because there is probably gas in the oil now.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
First try to reset alarm by inserting key in drivers door lock and lock and unlock-if this does not work try tail lock as well.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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