Any advice anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated on this matter.
Just bought a 2003 ford focus (petrol) 1.8 - it worked perfectly on the test drive and passed its MOT fine. The previous owner denies all knowledge of the problem I am having with it.
The first clue would have been the evening of purchasing it (only yesterday) as we could not even get it started - turned out that it was just the fuel pump fuse - possibly because he had let the fuel level get so low. He seemed genuinely concerned. The AA seemed to think this was a common and minor problem and gave us a spare fuse.
Today it drove fine - stopped and started - until I got home where after I had stopped and turned off the engine, it would not restart. Sure enough, the fuse had blown again.
Does this mean the fuel pump needs replacing? or will it be manageable?
If it does need replacing - can it be done at home and where can I find the parts?
Any advice would be wonderful (: its so disappointing to have a problem this early on.