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Hi Everyone,I just gained a 2000 ford focus station wagon. I have actually replaced the PCV valve, behind pcv valve hose so far. ~ I changed the behind PCV valve hose, the battery irradiate on the dash began flashing. Ns drove the car home and the following morning the wouldn"t start. The electrics come one (i.e. Stereo, lights, etc..) yet it won"t even click... Therefore I obtained a new battery and also put the in. Same thing! I placed the vital in and also the electrics come on, yet it won"t also click over...Is it possible that i knocked something loose in the earlier when putting on the PCV valve hose?? Is there a way to examine the starter or starter relay on this car? I have actually a twin cam focus. Thanks!Raj
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did you mess approximately with any of the censors near the alternator? ns remember i had actually a similar problem and also my difficulty was the the alternator censor had actually come of thus keeping the battery warning light on and additionally not charging my battery
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This sounds favor a starter relay (solenoid). This happened with mine 2000 F150. If the emphasis has a similar solenoid you deserve to switch ~ above the ignition and short the solenoid terminals through a driver to see if it starts. If the automobile starts as soon as you quick it, either the solenoids gone poor or there"s one more problem going come the solenoid favor you knocked a cable loose. Sorry i don"t know that year of emphasis to give you specific instructions but better advice should be in a forum somewhere.
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first thing to examine is the cable finish at the starter. The cable in reality goes native the battery come the alternator through a tee in ~ the starter solenoid. In all your wisdom lock couldnt leave a bit of slack. After awhile the tee terminal deserve to snap apart basically leaving a cable native battery to alternator.If you were messing about the cable and also pulled the or such the tee terminal may have broken which is basic to check...it shouldnt move at the starter. If you have actually power come everything yet the starter ns can virtually guarantee this is the problem. To be there done that. Never ever noticed it until I was removing the starter.If its damaged its a dealer just cable. No one renders one v the tee in it.
we have 00 focus se sound choose my difficulty ive tryed jumping starter seloind it will crank but not start not a cable trouble .tryed nutrural and park sill no fire however have u tryed this .
Hi Guys,A couple of questions before I walk out and also check the auto 1: where is the starter solenoid? Is it near the firewall on the passenger side of the car? 2: Is the starter also in the exact same location? I"ve heard the they are tough to access on this car. I"ve tried looking for the location yet couldn"t uncover it.I have actually the 2.0 DOHC version of this car. Hopefully it"s among the relationships is loosened to the starter or starter solenoid! Raj
on mine 00 se feather ai the battery pos cable over there is a wire conector in the exact same area the is a 1 cable conector 2-3 customs in length black plastic notsure wire shade or id examine 4 u . Seloinoid is ~ above starter if u location a wire from batt pos to the side of conector going in the direction of the lower side that eng it should crank over
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Perhaps this is an evil coincidence. Those happen sometimes once working top top cars. I"m going to pretend choose I don"t know that you just fiddled approximately under the hood, and also the an initial thing I"d desire to recognize is which infection you have? If you have a hands-on transmission, climate something can be amiss v the clutch place switch. If you have an automatic infection then friend should examine out the neutral safety and security switch. I"ve heard of difficulties with those due to spilled drink in the console fudging up NS switch- and also have girlfriend tried shifting into N and beginning it there?
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Hi,Okay so ns took a look in ~ the wiring. Whatever so far seems to be securely in place. I tried clean the battery contacts. Still nothing. I have actually a auto trans, also tried placing it in Nuetral. Ns tried searching for the starter by complying with the an adverse battery cable earlier to the firewall that the engine. Have the right to you check out the starter by looking underneath the entry manifold? I have a multimeter so I can unplug the starter solenoid and test the volts.
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What"s the PATS (Passive Anti Theft) light doing throughout an test start? ~ above a 2000, it"s a red LED irradiate in the middle of the dash by the peril switch. It should be off once the tool gauges come on. Confirm normal procedure of the PATS mechanism first.
Did you check the starter relay fuse? (in engine compartment) and start relay wire.The wire to the starter solenoid runs really close come the egr pipe and also can melt as well it (even thru the insulation, questioning me just how I know.....)The starter solenoid wire (8-10 gauge wire) has actually a 1 pen connector close to the confident battery terminal, and also runs close to the key positive cable, and the egr tube.....

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If you have an automatic infection then girlfriend should check out the neutral safety and security switch. I"ve heard of problems with those because of spilled drinks in the console fudging up NS switch- and also have friend tried shifting right into N and starting it there?
The neutral safety and security switch is component of the transmission variety sensor ~ above the prior of the tranny (follow the transition cable till you discover a lever arm on the infection casing). The only switch top top the console shift lever top top automatics is the overdrive on/off. Starter solenoid is a smaller sized cylinder on peak of the starter motor. Starter and solenoid is a one item assembly tucked increase under the entry manifold between the manifold and also the motor. You deserve to see it, if you have a flashlight and a mirror on a stick. PITA to gain the damn point in and out. Starter relay is in the main fusebox in the cabin. Points in the circuit in between you and a starting vehicle:1. Battery2. Cables (positive and also ground)3. Ignition switch4. Starter relay5. Transmission variety sensor (neutral security switch). There space a pair of set of contacts right here that can go bad and also prevent starting. Contact 6 and also 9 are in between the start relay and the starter solenoid. Contacts 1-5 and 1-8 report back to the PCM (engine computer) even if it is the tranny is in neutral or park. If any type of of those set of contacts space bad, you obtain no start/no crank. 6. Starter motor and solenoid Note also that the wizards the Ford got together with the insurance allowance demons and also came up through the PATS (Passive Anti Theft System). Its conveniently confused and will refuse come let you begin your car if friend haven"t shined your shoes or shave recently.