2002 Ford Focus LX turns over but won't start

Asked by Nov 25, 2015 at 11:02 PM about the 2002 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my 2002 Ford Focus and as I
was driving it stopped. I couldn't give it gas
and it was difficult to turn the steering wheel
too. I did experience a few "stutter steps"
within the month prior to it dying and when
idling sometimes it would seem like it was
going to turn off. When I had a mechanic
look at it, we discovered I had bad spark
plugs. We replaced the spark plugs, wires
and ignition coil but it still won't start. I can
hear my fuel pump so I don't think that is the
problem but I don't know what else it could
be. My mechanic suggested that I get a new
timing belt. Are there any other things the
problem might be?

2 Answers

1,495

the hard steering was due to the engine not running so you lost your power steering, when you crank you engine over does it sound normal or does it sound like its just wizzing over, That would be the sound of a broken timing belt

It's more of a wizzing over. Thank you so much for your help! I have the belt. I just hope it works.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • turn but won't start 2 answers

    I have a 2007ford focus ses it turn over but won't start

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4 SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 ford focus stalling 1 answer

    I have a 2002 ford focus starts fine but idles funny and while driving it as soon as it gets up to temp it wants to stall at stops and sometimes does.. I go to restart it and it won't start I have to...

    2002 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • hello my ford focus 03 lx 5 answers

    1st start ov day it cuts out start it streat after struggles to find its rev gose reat after a min then runs oreat all day revs stay a bit high some times about it.

    2003 Ford Focus LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Ford Focus won't start sometimes 1 answer

    Car is a 2000 Ford focus, Zetec engine, automatic, 105000 miles on it. 99% of the time the car starts, but twice now it won't crank. All lights work, PATS light on dash is normal, no click from th...

    2000 Ford Focus ZTS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,270
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 970
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,419 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fiesta
162 Great Deals out of 16,581 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
868 Great Deals out of 74,427 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Elantra
564 Great Deals out of 55,002 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape
1,119 Great Deals out of 90,857 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry
1,094 Great Deals out of 96,265 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,006 Great Deals out of 85,681 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,075 Great Deals out of 82,559 listings starting at $670
Used Volkswagen GTI
95 Great Deals out of 6,109 listings starting at $2,299

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus For Sale
20,137 listings starting at $11,477
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 11,169 listings starting at $9,775
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 5,430 listings starting at $7,588
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
217 Great Deals out of 7,329 listings starting at $5,855
2013 Ford Focus For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 3,337 listings starting at $4,900