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#1 welshpete44

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

I'm having an intermittent starting problem with my Focus sport, sometimes when I turn the engine it just makes a clicking sound and wont start at all. It will then turn over after a jump start. Any ideas what the problem could be, called to Ford dealers for a diagnostic but they said they cant do anything unless the car is brought to them when the problem is occurring.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:33 PM

battery or connection problem

could also be a starter motor/connection problem

 

might pay to have battery tested, plus remove and clean the terminals/clamps, follow the main leads from battery and check/clean those connections too.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

My mate had a similar issue on a new Focus. The battery connections were loose.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

battery or connection problem

could also be a starter motor/connection problem

 

might pay to have battery tested, plus remove and clean the terminals/clamps, follow the main leads from battery and check/clean those connections too.

When you say Jump Start , your using a Battery Booster right? , Don't jump start it off another Car you could damage the ECU.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

battery o.k. yeah it was jumped of a battery booster by breakdown guy, all connections fine plus earths.

When I turn the key I get a whirring noise .



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

so your getting clicking and/or whirring?

 

clicking...starter/battery/connection problem

whirring...starter/ring gear problem



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Check the battery is installed correctly, the contact grips that go around the terminal need to be properly located at the bottom of the terminal closest to the battery. I had this exact same problem, the battery was not charging as the contact was not being made properly.



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