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I was wondering if anyone had this problem. Yesterday I went to turn on my car and the starter would turn but car just didn't turn on. After trying and trying, I had to stop because of smell of gas coming from the engine. After an hour of letting rest, still wont turn on. So now its at the dealership. Has this ever happen to any one?
 

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Not to my Focus, but I had it happen to an old Escort we had (should say, the wife had it happen). On the 'Scort, the waterpump had siezed.

But on the Focus, it's more likely there is a fault in the ignition our fuel delivery.

Please keep us posted on your car, hopefully it's under warranty....
 

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It is under warranty until this october, thank God. I do think it does have to do something with the ignition delivery, because I can smell the fuel after I've tried to turn on the car a few times. I will post the outcome.
 

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Did this just happen all of a sudden, or did it gradually get worse, till it wouldn't start at all?

My guess...
Coil wires are broken at the connector. Very common problem.
Though, if you've got warranty left, let the Dealer figure it out. [;)]
 

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Well this is the second time that it happens. The first time it happened I sat in the car for about 30 minutes before it decided to turn on. I thought it might have been a glitch or something, because after that incident the car ran normal. I do think it is the coil or some ignition component because the engine floods with fuel, so I don't think it has to do with fuel delivery.
Well we'll see what the Service Departments tells me when I call today.
 

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So I finally got a call from the Service Dept. and my car is ready now. They told me that they replaced the plug wires because they were damaged at the coil.

I hope this is not something that happens often. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again?
 
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