I just had this problem. You will have to take the starter to a shop that specializes in rebuilding alternators and starters. Apparently there are 2 different solenoids that fit the focus starter.EDIT: i am not a smart man. i realize now that the smaller bolt between the two big is the one i need not both large orange bolts... one thing tho is my old starter if i remember correctly didnt have anything attached to that further back bolt, should there be?
Starter went out on my 05 ford focus zx3. Got a new one off ebay but couldnt get it to fit the cable. Assumed it was incorrect and got one from autozone, as the connecting wire from the two bodies was on on the left side, instead of the right. Now not sure whats goin on as the new one from autozone i used my vin to confirm it would fit instead of just using ebays add vehicle and still i cant get that cable to fit on the starter. View attachment 317531
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