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Old 09-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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2001 Ford Focus SE won't start

the battery is fully charged and would jump before i removed the battery to recharge it. I flushed the radiator and found a huge hole in the lower heater hose that splits into a T type hose. After replacing the battery, the car will no longer start. I turn the key and hear a continuous beeeeeeeeeep. The shifter will not move, I push the lock button located on the gear box and nothing helps. If i unhook the battery i can move the shifter but upon hooking battery back up the car still won't start and locks again when placed in park and the windows won't even roll up. Can someone please help????


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Old 09-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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check ur 40 amp starter fuse under the hood.. if its good follow your cables. this happened to me and I replaced the fuse but it kept blowing so I checked the cable from the battery to the starter and it was fried.. let us know!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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i checked the started fuse under the hood and it is good as well as the wires. they may have gotten wet while i was flushing the radiator but they appear to be good and intact with the starter. No corrosion around the battery terminal. I am stumped. What about a stock security system possibly?

I also found a 30 fuse that was burnt out, it belongs to the ignition, i borrowed another 30 fuse and stuck it in there and it blew that one as well. These are $3.00 fuses. I don't know why it's blowing. Obviously some wires are melted somewhere or something isn't grounded right. But is there anyone out there with any ideas on how to find this short? And when i do find the source assuming their are some wires that shorted while flushing my radiator can i just cut off the bad parts and replace with more wire? If so what kind of wire is recommended or is safe to use to prevent further shorts?

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