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Old 11-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Sister has an 05 SE wagon. Long story short. When she's driving the car it will all of a sudden start to buck and hesitate, the dash lights will start coming on and off and she hears a clicking sound from under the dash. She has taken it in twice to a mechanic with nothing found. It will then go away for a few weeks before it happens again. If someone had a similar issue with an 05 what resolved the problem. Im thinking its a short somewhere. Car starts all the time so it's probably not the alternator itself. Anyone???


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Old 11-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Sister has an 05 SE wagon. Long story short. When she's driving the car it will all of a sudden start to buck and hesitate, the dash lights will start coming on and off and she hears a clicking sound from under the dash. She has taken it in twice to a mechanic with nothing found. It will then go away for a few weeks before it happens again. If someone had a similar issue with an 05 what resolved the problem. Im thinking its a short somewhere. Car starts all the time so it's probably not the alternator itself. Anyone???
I am having a nearly identical issue on my 2010... i haven't noticed clicking under dash, doesnt mean Its not there though. But the dash lights going on and off and the bucking is the exact same. Mine however stalls completly and won't come back on unless I let it sit for a few minutes...then maybe I can drive another block //bM
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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While looking through here to see common problems with a Focus, I thought I would suggest thorough examination on any ground you have from battery to inside the car. A ground can look pretty substantial but under point of contact could be corrosion. The clicking noise from the relays under the dash suggests to me losing either + or - temporarily. Being more then 1 clicking suggests ground. Always re clean battery cables as a first.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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From the above poster


"Always re clean battery cables as a first. " so true

So after tightening the battery clamps, twist them sideways, they must not move at all,
if they do move your clamps are worn out

reply back here if that is the case
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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