Need help!!!! - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Need help!!!!

my car wont start as soon as you turn the key to start it it blows the starter fuse. it died just before i got home so its in the driveway sitting now. when it was in gear it bucked and died so i coasted home,any suggestions? i also noticed that one wire to the coil pack was burnt. do i need a new harness or what?


zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
its a manual tranny
zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
bringler26
FUBARCUS
 
bringler26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59705
Location: Mentor, OH
What I Drive: 03 ZX3 & 07 Impreza 2.5i

Posts: 5,737
Points 9,331, Level 64
Points: 9,331, Level: 64 Points: 9,331, Level: 64 Points: 9,331, Level: 64
Level Up 94% Completed
Level up: 94% Level up: 94% Level up: 94%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 29 bringler26 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
You can order a new coil pack harness from Ford for under $30 if I remember correctly. They get brittle and brake with age. I would check and be sure there are no other bad wires in that circuit.
__________________
2003 Ford Focus ZX3("FUBARCUS" was "Brokus") - old and still busted
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i - current DD
Quote:
Originally Posted by zetecDon View Post
I always moderate naked!
bringler26 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
FoMoCus
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 109390
Location: Jacksonville, FL
What I Drive: 2002 Focus ZX3 Dark Shadow Gray

Posts: 128
Points 369, Level 7
Points: 369, Level: 7 Points: 369, Level: 7 Points: 369, Level: 7
Level Up 38% Completed
Level up: 38% Level up: 38% Level up: 38%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 FoMoCus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'd check for bad grounds. I don't know where all of the are off of the harness but I'm sure there's several. Blowing fuses means you either have a bad ground or you have a hot wire grounding out.
FoMoCus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
anyone know where the grounds are? i know where 2 of them are but idk where the other ones are if there is any
zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2013, 11:41 PM   #6
Leora83
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69136
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 ZX5 chrome yellow

Posts: 582
Points 448, Level 8
Points: 448, Level: 8 Points: 448, Level: 8 Points: 448, Level: 8
Level Up 96% Completed
Level up: 96% Level up: 96% Level up: 96%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 Leora83 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yep, new harness. Cheap and easy, just splice in the three wires and you're good to go. Mine wasn't burnt, it just had a wee bit of corrosion on the middle wire, so close to the plug you could barely see it. But it was enough to throw a CEL and make it run like crap.

Check the alternator harness for the same thing.
Leora83 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
so i looked further into the wiring harness to see if it melted anywhere else. well i found another spot. my exhaust had broke the day before this all happened. and where it melted was over top the exhaust. now having said that. could the fumes get hot enough to melt wires that far up the firewall? they are all separated now. will have pics to follow.
zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
Gi_Jo_Nathan
Focus Addict
 
Gi_Jo_Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98931
Location: Upstate, SC
What I Drive: 2012 Sonic Blue 5Door MTX

Posts: 565
Points 368, Level 7
Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 Gi_Jo_Nathan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Yeah pics will help. I doubt the exhaust will melt wires untless they are pretty close to touching..
If you have a short, it can melt the wires further up.
__________________
Jonathan
12 SE HB MTX, IE Tuned, Snorkel DLT, Green Filter(Gray), custom 2.5" cat-back w/borla, Steeda RSB & Short Shift Bracket, JBR Solid Shifter Bushing's, MS3 RMM w/Corksport Inserts, Ti Heads, Redline Tuning Hood Struts, De-chromed
Gi_Jo_Nathan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
heres the pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20130925-00005.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	240.5 KB
ID:	19422  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20130925-00006.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	244.0 KB
ID:	19423  

zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
zetec035
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119219
Location: Bridgewater, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 red ZTS

Posts: 61
Points 390, Level 7
Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7 Points: 390, Level: 7
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 zetec035 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
second pic is the wires all separated.
zetec035 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat