[quote name='Nazim' timestamp='1303668365' post='124166']
I have a 2006 Ford Focus automatic, 1.6. Been 6 days at the garage as it has trouble starting first time. They put in a new starter, new battery. Drove back home, took a break, tried to start it and no go. I have to try 5 or 6 times before it eventually starts. Dont know what to do anymore and I really dont want to go back to the garage as they are simply lazy bunch of twits!
The car drives very nicely with no erratice reving up/ down. Accelerates as it should, sounds good, all equipment works great. 10 minutes ago I tried again and would not start after 5 tries. Stopped trying for a minute, tried again and started first time.
Any hints, tips, what should I tell Ford to check, replace, throw away?
Hi Nazim welcome to the forum.
It is obvious the garage did not fix the problem, and are obviously incompetent as you can visit Youtube and find out how to test a starter motor, and a battery. Is this a Ford Main Dealers garage you went to? If so I'd be wanting my money back in relation to them fitting new parts that where obviously not the problem...........six days just to fit a starter motor and battery... ridiculous.How much time have they billed you for ? I'd want that back as well. In this country we have what is called the "Sale of Goods Act" it is protection for consumers who have been sold products or services that do not deliver what they profess to. This act is enforced through the "Trading Standards Office" in that if a company provides incompetent or deliberately substandard products or services ......well the Trading Standards people can make their life hell
You don't say if it is petrol or TDCi? How long you have had the car, do you know if it's had a recent service, what miles it has covered. It could be all manner of things causing the problems your having, but I would be thinking along the lines of a fuelling or ignition problem. And look at low cost option possible solutions first, starting with fuel and air filters if you don't know when these were last changed. Because even if a new fuel or air filter does not solve the problem, like spark plugs and the like, they are low cost items that do need replacing at some time. You could try a fuel system cleaner the likes of [url="http://www.fueltechexperts.com/2008/08/20/we-try-bg44k-and-bg244/"]THE ONE tested here[/url] Again even if that does not solve your issue, it will not harm to give the fuel system a good clean. See [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20510"]THIS THREAD[/url]
Read this quote on there [quote]heyyyyy catch
I have had BG244 in the tank for three days now and i can defo say its worth every penny and does what the tin says, my car runs smoother starts better and the engine note is considerably quieter. Im well pleased with this product and will be using it once a year from now on
lets hope you get similar results, i don't see why not and im sure you will be glad you bought a tin. Let me know what you think its a big thumbs up for me.[/quote]
Like I said previous all of the above products / parts are low cost items [in relation to the cost of starter motors and batteries]and beneficial to the workings of the car.