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#1 stitchly

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:03 PM

I have an intermittent starting issue with my Focus.
Sometimes it fires first turn of the key.The next time it might take 2 or 3 turns and then now and again it turns over but wont start.
Plenty of life in the battery and when it dosent start a bump down a hill does the trick.
Otherwise its running perfect.

Any suggestions? Before I have to take it to Ford and part with a shitload of dosh!

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#2 H3lly

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:02 PM

Do you hear the starter crank each time?

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:42 PM

It cranks but just dosent fire.As I said sometimes it starts first crank sometimes it takes 2 or 3 cranks but after 10 or so I give up and resort to bumping it!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

If it cranks but wont fire, sounds like a starter brush issue, does the car run perfectly fine when you bump it?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:11 PM

After bumping goes fine!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

Could be a duff starter or starter brushes then fuel keeps going timing keeps the engine spinning, check coils and plugs but i suspect you will replace the starter...

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