Thought I would follow up.
I ordered a new solenoid. ($90 on Ebay)
Will replace it when it comes in...see if it truly is the problem. I read through some of the threads regarding the solenoid and there are some symptoms that could be related...
On a new note, I failed smog in my Pathfinder, so been driving it for the last 2 weeks. Finally passed smog, so went to start the Focus and the battery is dead after sitting 2 weeks...??? ...if it's not one thing...
2002 Ford Focus SVT 125k
1996 Nissan Pathfinder 250k
2001 Suzuki Marauder VZ800 9.5k