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Old 10-17-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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2005 ZX3 Manual - Car Starting Problems???


I recently purchased a 2005 ZX3 SES Manual transmission with 42k original miles on it from a local Ford dealership in Tampa.

For the last two weeks, it has required about 2 - 3 cranks to get the car started. Especially when the engine is cold, but it really happens randomly (not every time). When it doesn't occur, the car starts without any problems.

Today, it required 7 cranks before it would turn over. It then drove normally, and when i needed to start it again experienced no problems. I am very concerned there is a problem with the car, especially since my 1 month warranty ran out about a week ago. The started seems to be strong, so i'm concerned it's a problem with the clutch or something else.

Any ideas about what this could be? I'm happy to provide more information if needed. I love my car, but if i purchased a lemon from the dealership i need to know.

Thank you for your help Focus fans, IT IS APPRECIATED!
Best Regards,

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