Ford Focus Starting Problem

2012 Ford Focus Problem

CarFord Focus 1.6 diesel Econetic Technology
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The car has stop/start technology, I was at a set of traffic lights my car stopped but never started again. The RAC came out and checked the battery, it is good! leading it to be the starter motor!
However when we went to bump it off it was acting like it wanted to start but not turning over.
Could this be the pinion is stuck in the flywheel? causing it not to bump or is there anything else it could be?
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11950 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Did the RAC load test battery ? what was battery voltage ? If you think starter stuck ( very rare occurence ) try hitting it a rap or two with the likes of a hammer shaft .

Posted on Wednesday 25th of April 2018
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Solution 2
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1650 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Are you sure it uses the starter for stop/start and not the alternator....if alternator check the belt tensioners are ok although if they are u/s the thing usually squeals like hell

Posted on Sunday 29th of April 2018
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