Ford Focus Won't start / turn over

2002 Ford Focus Problem

Ref#20635
CarFord Focus 1.6 LX manual
Year2002
OwnerSaddlersfan
Posted06/10/2017
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Hi, tried to start the car this morning. First turn of key engine turned over as normal but I turned key back to "off" position by mistake. Second turn of key nothing, did not turn over, no noise, nothing. All lights on dash board working. Tried several times but nothing at all.
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11401 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Test battery , check voltage .Try jump start .


Posted on Friday 6th of October 2017
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1479 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

As advised jump start but you could also try a bump start.


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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From Original Poster
Saddlersfan | Driver | Since: Oct 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Thanks for your reply, I'll try a jump start. I don't have the tools for checking the electrics. Although I'm pretty sure that the battery is not dead.


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11401 | View Garage
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Battery doesn't have to be dead to prevent starting .Don't be mislead by lights on dash , means very little .


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Solution 4
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1479 | View Garage
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I've come across these where a non crank is due to failed coms between various modules with chips in the vehicle.
Anything with a chip that isn't communicating back to the main ECU will cause a non crank.

That's why I suggested a bump start.
They usually WILL bump with this fault.


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Solution 5
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11401 | View Garage
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On some models the ignition capacitor can cause this .Small capacitor is a square box about 1 inch, black in colour with two black wires going into it. Usually mounted on a bracket with one wire grounded to the body on top of engine .


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Saddlersfan | Driver | Since: Oct 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Where is this situated and what's the usual cost for a new one?


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Saddlersfan | Driver | Since: Oct 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Just went to jump start the car off my son's car. Turned ignition on, turned key and it started all by itself.......no jump required. Don't know what had happened but all is good now. Thanks for all your help and advice.


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Solution 6
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11401 | View Garage
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Thanks for update , glad you got moving again .


Posted on Saturday 7th of October 2017
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Solution 7
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1479 | View Garage
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Clean the inside of the battery terminals and the outside of the battery posts.


Posted on Sunday 8th of October 2017
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