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I drove my car as normal, went to work, finished to go home and car wouldn't start (not the first time this has happened).

The start power button,  on first press, displays all dashboard lights, radio, wipers etc but when you push clutch into start, once glow plugs have heated up, there is just a faint click.

I left it for 12 hours, returned and the car started fine and is still working fine now.

I have carried out battery and alternator checks which show as being fine. Key fob battery has been changed. 

Has anyone else had this problem with their focus? Possibly a dodgy starter motor? Could this be a glow plug issue? I would hope that a 64 plate focus would not require new plugs.

Someone has mentioned to me the anti theft system. When I tried to start it the other day, the key was not in my pocket, it was in a bag in the back of the car, wondering if this triggers something.

Anyone able to shed some light on this issue?

 

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They do like the key to be close, I just tried my C Max with the fob in the back and it didn't start, so yes that could have been it

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@pragmatix did the car start when you got the key from the back and tried it again?

Mine wouldn't start when I put it closer, left it overnight before trying again and it started up fine

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49 minutes ago, rooree said:

@pragmatix did the car start when you got the key from the back and tried it again?

Mine wouldn't start when I put it closer, left it overnight before trying again and it started up fine

Yes it did,  though I didn't start it till a bit later, as I wasn't going anywhere.

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