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Old 12-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Starting issues????

2003 SVT Focus
77xxx miles, new battery last month, new fuel filter maybe 6K miles ago...

So - the last couple of months the Focus has had a starting issue from time to time. Sometimes she will turn over and run for a second then die and other times she just cranks but no fire. In the past I would check a few things or maybe disconnect the battery or just give her some time and she would fire up and be fine for a few weeks - but not today, had to leave her in the parking lot at the gym :( Turns over like a Champ but today just seems/sounds like no fuel is being sent at this point??? The SVT Focus fuel pump is pretty high volume and you can hear it kick on a send fuel before you try and turn her over (that is, when it is working)...
Is there a diagnostic tool that can maybe give me some direction???
I'm wondering if maybe the main fuse (not the blue 15amp, but the bigger box one) is going out, but really no idea how to tell if those are bad?
Maybe a relay? or bad wire or ground?
or Maybe the fuel pump is going out ... but would guess those things last longer then 77K miles
Any suggestions or ideas??
Thanks for the help - Tim


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