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12-29-2012 04:31 AM
sleepyboy Old thread but moved to the technical chat area.
12-29-2012 04:11 AM
thingsidont maybe the small ground wire from the battery to chassis ?
12-27-2012 07:16 PM
Originally Posted by tainamalani View Post
I bought a car off craigslist . i know shame on me. but I did and it worked and I parked it for a sec went back and it would not start. It had had a little bit if trouble starting for a second when I got it bit then it worked and the key is very hard to get out of the ignition. But any way I tried and tried to start it and the gauges worked and radio the lights were bright and normal and the car just wouldn't make noise or anything i meaj there was a very small hum when trying to start it but that was it . I need help what is the problem.

Check your power hold relay its in the fuse box in engine compartment next to the air filter, Have someone crank the engine over and over and tap the relay or just hit the fuse box and it should crank over! relay cost about $13 at parts store, I've repaired lots of focus with the same problem also goes with every other electrical problem the focus has just slap the fuse box! Ford relays stink!
06-15-2012 10:46 AM
Sniperx Just a thought, but did you get two keys? It could be the chip in one is problematic so try the other key....
06-15-2012 09:36 AM
Sniperx Could be the nuetral lockout switch on the shifter, try to start it in Nuetral instead of park.
06-14-2012 09:04 PM
tainamalani It's an automatic
06-14-2012 05:30 PM
Sniperx Is it a 5 speed? If so, see if the thing will bump start if you turn the key on and roll it a few miles an hour and dump the clutch in first.....or have someone tow you about 5mph and let the clutch out with the key on......
06-14-2012 02:09 PM
tainamalani Awesome thank you guys so much for your help if anyine else has any ideas dont hesitate to tell me. Thanks!
06-14-2012 01:11 PM
katiekay Google spi valve-seat issue.

See if the previous owner has the valve-seats fixed, if not then that should be your next concern.
06-14-2012 01:08 PM
katiekay Ford dealership in motor city will charge you $200. I had mine done by a locksmith for $90 and my insurance company reimbursed me the full $90 because it was covered under my roadside assistance policy.
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