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tainamalani 06-14-2012 01:36 PM

please help ford focus lx 2000 will not start or turn over. guages and lights radio and all works
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.

katiekay 06-14-2012 01:40 PM

What engine do you have? Zetec or SPI?

tainamalani 06-14-2012 01:52 PM

I honestly am not sure and I'm not.home to look :(

katiekay 06-14-2012 01:55 PM

This is an SPI
Which I am willing to bet you have, based on the year and model.

You could also have this one:
Which is the Zetec

katiekay 06-14-2012 02:00 PM

Could be as simple as the ignition cylinder or the key which both can be taken care of easily and at a reasonable price from a locksmith. The ignition cylinders fail and are a common problem among early Foci. The situation that you are describing happened to me a few months ago and it turned out to be the ignition cylinder.

tainamalani 06-14-2012 02:05 PM

Definitely looks like the spi.

And ignition cylinders aren't too expensive either are they?

Man guys this sucks lol this is my cure perfect little dream car i just need it to work hahah

katiekay 06-14-2012 02:08 PM

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.

katiekay 06-14-2012 02:11 PM

Google spi valve-seat issue.

See if the previous owner has the valve-seats fixed, if not then that should be your next concern.

tainamalani 06-14-2012 03:09 PM

Awesome thank you guys so much for your help if anyine else has any ideas dont hesitate to tell me. Thanks!

Sniperx 06-14-2012 06:30 PM

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......

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