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#311 of 506 electrical prolbem
Feb 25, 2010 (8:39 pm)
my car ford focus se 2002 cannot start after overnight rest. I changed old battery last november and it happen again. I asked car technician who replace new battery to check again. he said there in no problem after check. When I went to pick up car, it lost power again in his place. I feel some wrong with electricity. electrical leakage by somehow. could some one give me some clues to find out mycar problem?
#312 of 506 Re: electrical prolbem [newdriver7]
Feb 25, 2010 (10:21 pm)
Take your radio fuses out. The radio is probably draining, like mine does in cold weather.
#313 of 506 Re: electrical prolbem [newdriver7]
Feb 26, 2010 (1:57 pm)
i had a focus wagon fully loaded and loved to drive it fun car but.........
the car is made by ford and is a piece of under engineered crap
tried to have it fixed several places and tried to fix it myself also I got rid of the piece of wallet sucking undependable junk and got a toyota It was my 1st jap car 2 years later just change oil and put in gas and it keeps going
see when your an adult with kids you need dependability
another problem with the wonder six disc cd change junk and 600 for new one from ford and o yeah all my cd's were stuck inside nice huh car only had 20,000 miles on it
get ready for a leaking windshield when it rains and its not the windshield seal
guy at ford said they had problems with water coming in the heater inlet and I said "your telling me" started shifting like crap too (automatic trans.) good luck
#314 of 506 Re: electrical prolbem [newdriver7]
Feb 28, 2010 (7:33 am)
I have a 2000 Focus since new. My solution for the battery drain problem was to wrap aluminum foil around the battery post prior to putting the cable on. It solved my connection/battery drain problem except for long periods(more than a week) of inactivity. Focus has numerous battery drain issues. I have read several solutions that have worked for different people. Countless hours and $ spent. If you are on a tight budget you can also install a "battery cutoff switch." They sell it cheapest at "Walmart." It goes on the negative side of the battery. You twist a knob for ON/OFF. The only drawback is items with "memory" may lose their memory. The switch worked perfect on my wifes older car that had a slow battery drain problem. You can use it over night or all the time if you want. Good luck!
Feb 28, 2010 (9:47 am)
Many thing can cause batt drain. 1. is the batt KNOWN to be in very good cond.?
2. if so batt muct be dry and CLEAN, Cables & Posts clean & TIGHT at BOTH ends. 3. If #2 is good, disconnect neg cable, put a digital volt-amp meter between post & cable end, set on the 10 amp setting,key out,doors and ALL lifgts & acc OFF. read meter, if over 0.5 TO 0.75 amp draw, start removing fuses 1 at a time until amp reading falls back, when it does, you have found the bad circuit Repair that circuit and you have repaired your battery draw.
Hope this helps.
Mar 01, 2010 (7:41 am)
I have a problem with blowing a fuse for the front electric windows. At first, a fuse would blow ocassionally..now it has progressed to where the fuse blows the instant the power is turn on, even before activating any switches. I have traced the wiring as much as I can see and there is no apparent damage to any wiring. Any ideas?
#317 of 506 Re: 2007 Focus [olebiker]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 01, 2010 (7:49 am)
Well I've been looking at the wiring diagram here, and I'm wondering if you tried disconnecting either the driver master adjusting switch or the passenger one. Maybe the switches are the problem in this circuit? You might also look for any signs of burning or melting.
That's a 25 amp fuse that's blowing. That suggests a pretty obvious dead short somewhere---a live wire directly to ground.
Mar 01, 2010 (9:41 am)
Unplug master switch, mounted on drivers door panel, turn on ign and see if fuse blows again. If it does not blow, you have a bad master switch, but you may also have a high amp draw in the driver's door window circuit, causing the switch to short out.
hope this helps
#319 of 506 Re: window motor [oldfordmech]
Mar 01, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Thanks! Will try the above and see what happens.
#320 of 506 Help 2003 focus gauges drop to 0
Mar 04, 2010 (6:36 am)
The gauge keep going dead in the car. Battery was replaced and the alternator also was replaced. Any suggestions? I know a couple of people this has happened to. We live in Florida any place I can check for maybe corrosion problems?