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Old 02-04-2017, 11:24 PM   #1
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So the last few weeks my 2011 focus has been starting slow. I thought it may have been the cold weather but today my car completely didn't start with it only being 30 degrees or so( it was stutter while starting but when I'd stop the gauge cluster needles twitched rapidly then would stop.)Eventually my dad charged the battery while I was at work and he turned it on and it said I had no fuel at all 0 miles til empty. But I know my car had between 1/4 and 1/2 tank left. There appears to be no leak or fuel smell near my car. So what happened? Or what should I check.


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Old 02-05-2017, 01:23 AM   #2
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most likely the car had a dead battery and it needed to re calibrate the actual fuel level. if i pull the battery off my car 2003 Jaguar x-type does similar the gauge shows 1/4 even if i have 3/4 and takes about 5 minutes to show correct then the fuel left per km shows up but doesn't fully calibrate until i start driving
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:09 AM   #3
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First thing to do is get the battery tested, and check the cable attachments there. You didn't really mention cranking speed vs. firing up, but the comments lead toward battery/connection issues.
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X3-check battery. Get a loadtest. They don't last forever and simply recharging them when dying can ruin other stuff.
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Thanks for the help everyone. I am getting it tested today. I'll let everyone know if it works out


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