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welshpete44

Intermitent Starting Problem With Focus Sport 1.6 2012 Model

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

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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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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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so your getting clicking and/or whirring?

clicking...starter/battery/connection problem

whirring...starter/ring gear problem

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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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