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#98 of 506 Starter not working
Oct 14, 2007 (9:41 am)
I am unfortunate enough to have a 2000 ford focus. After driving home from work the car sat for 20 minutes then would not start. No clicking noise, just a humming noise. Later that day I noticed that the power door locks also won't work. When I hit the fob to lock the doors I get the same humming noise as when I try to start the car. Is it a relay, fuse or high power fuse? All I want to do is to get it running so I can trade it on a Toyota, which is what I should have bought to begin with.
#99 of 506 Re: Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating [focuspocus]
Oct 14, 2007 (6:08 pm)
This problem was a technical service bulletin. It happened to me the first month I had the car. Then it happened 3 times more. The symptoms were the same. The speedo goes wild and pegs at top speed. Ford refused to pay for the repair after the second time. SELL THE CAR!!!
#100 of 506 Re: Starter not working [johnkux]
Oct 14, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I know I had to replace the starter after 70k miles.
I can't tell for sure what the problem on your car is since
it sounds bizzare. I did hear the relay on mine.
#101 of 506 Re: Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating [focuspocus]
Oct 15, 2007 (9:22 am)
SAME EXACT problem I'm having. Haven't gone to the dealer yet. My focus is a 2000.....warranty is LONG gone. Wonder if this is a recall if so many new owners are experiencing it...
My car drives perfectly during and after the crazy dials and lights flicker and peg. Used to be triggered after I hit the O/D off button on the gear. Now it's happening anytime.
ANyone no what I should tell the dealer when I take it in?
#102 of 506 Ford Focus Zetec 53 plate -electrics problem
Oct 17, 2007 (12:06 pm)
Hi, Can anyone help?
I've recently bought a focus zetec. Seemed ok for a few months in summer, but since change in temperature, I've noticed some odd things.
1) When I press the brake pedal, the dash lights and main beam all dim slightly, and occasionally flicker, but only slightly.
2)Twice now, my drivers window has not worked (foot on brake pedal at times, not sure if relevant). After a few seconds, hey presto, it works again.
3)when I press down on wiper lever, the single sweep stops part way over and needs the lever to be constantly pressed in order to get it back into position. I tried pushing the lever in towards the steering column as there appears a small gap (couple of milimeters) between the top part of the level and the steering column connection.
I've heard that Focus' have a lot of electrical problems, and I'm beginning to wonder what I've let myself in for!!
#104 of 506 Re: Electrical Problem? [dionjen]
Oct 24, 2007 (4:37 am)
Try starting the car within 15 seconds after you unlock the driver's door with the key fob remote. My girlfriend has a 2000 Focus & it is in the shop right now getting an alternator b/c her battery light keeps coming on. I put a new battery in it this past weekend & the light still comes on. We are driving close to 800 miles in 2 days this coming weekend & we don't want to get stuck on the mountains of WVa, so we are getting the car serviced now. Try the key fob trick, that is what we have to do to start her car.
#105 of 506 please help !!!!!!
Oct 30, 2007 (9:53 am)
im having trouble with my 2001 ford focus HELP !!!! just last week this problem started my sister was using my car when she drop of my brother to school it literally turn off on her. She got jumper cables and and the car was fine.. the car started working fine but until next day i went to work everything was fine got home then i was going to use my car again and it didn't turn on my brother gave me jumper cable's i ran the car and it was fine AGAIN !!! then the next day i went out and the car light's started to dim well i pull over and thankfully i got to a parking space and the car turn off..... my brother AGAIN gave me jumper cables i would drive stop and the car will turn off then again and again until i got home.... My brother says is the battery but others say is the alternator CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME !!!! my car has been sitting for a couple of days now.
#106 of 506 Re: please help !!!!!! [vegas8]
Oct 30, 2007 (10:41 am)
I just had the "power control module" replaced on my 2000 ford focus. My car would not start and couldn't be jumped. The repair guy said it was the power control module and when replaced the car seems to run fine, at least as fine as a 2000 ford focus can run. Hope this helps.
#107 of 506 Re: please help !!!!!! [vegas8]
Oct 30, 2007 (12:36 pm)
After 8 alternators on my 2002 acting the same way as yours is. the kicker is mine is acting crazy again. I am going down road & battery light comes on & then when at light it starts trying to cut off i would say alternator & battery is your problem because i have had 5 batteries with my alternator. the alternator kills the batteries.