Asked by Mar 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM about the 2006 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car has been sitting for about 2-3 months, but i start it at least once a week. the other day, i tried to take my car out for a road test and i was able to drive around for about 5 minutes. I then decided to take the car a little further and all of a sudden the car died. I have tried to jump it and nothing. i turn the key and no sound is produced. I have had my battery tested and was told it was fine. I got a code reader from a auto parts store and the message i get is 'operating error, check connections'


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,,,again this sounds like a ground connection to battery/frame...and engine...wirebrush this connection to the frame down to the steel and don't forget the one goin' to the engine....all must be sparkly clean---these are the connections that need checkin'~

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tho a connection may exist, not capable of pullin' those 300 or so cold- cranking-amps....too much corrosion to make a SOLID connection...never use baking soda to clean a battery, will neutralize the acids...we don't want that.

Just follow the Black Wire to the end where it connects to the frame, wirebrush it clean and re-attach it. thus.


thank you and i will check the connections and wire brush them. I forgot to mention earlier that my headlights will come on as well as the dash lights but other than that, nothing.

What cape_girl all by themselves...couldn't be, it isn't an automatic on is it? like the prius...damn. are they tryin' to make us lazy, iresposible...sometimes I wonder about their motivations for automatic- ifying things...what ever was wrong with pullin the light switch out? okay a chime that now's the time would be alright, but 'I'm just goin' to help myself to YOUR battery power now' seems beyond retribution.


lol no judge_roy, it does not have an automatic starter.

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so an electrical demon is playing hell with your relays and having it come on spuriously and randomly like hershey's kisses wrapper in the electrical fusebox~

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