Car struck by lighting

Asked by Mar 25, 2016 at 08:24 AM about the 2008 Ford Focus S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 Ford Focus parked 4 feet from tree struck by lighting. Changed alt. 3 times in 2 weeks finally with oem from ford, battery light still on .Beattery tested good , alt tests good . Battery light still on 3 months later.Car runs good, haven't checked mpg thought will do that now.

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Try to get the codes pulled, most parts stores can do this and it's free, there maybe a clue there on what to do next. That close to a plasma stream can have unexpected electronic disasters as none of the systems are shielded.

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Pulled codes at Advance auto and oriellys first thing . got p0336 ??? been few months. alt. pin # ?? and possible ecm. thought maybe aftermarket alt. prob after changing 2 times. Then went got oem from ford. battery light comes on after about 10 secs and stays on all the time. Drive car daily no problems , nite no prob. a/c and lights no prob. 14.25 volts at alt. and battery. code checker at advance and oriellys says no prob.

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P0336 is a crankshaft position sensor code. It is possible that the F terminal voltage is low out of the alternator but that usually will set a code and the check engine light will turn on. I'm thinking it is a ECM problem, a Ford dealer might be able to reflash it and straighten out the programming but I'm skeptical about that, just too many unknowns when dealing with that much energy. Have you had a Ford dealer look at it yet.

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Not sure code correct after few months, forgot it and let it get away. Remember probs. of code , and not sure of alt. pin # anymore.Ecm was last on possible list. Remem that. Will call Ford this morning and see what they think. THANKS

Called Friendly Ford Crosby tx and Baytown Ford , Baytown tx. This morning Big run around . Bring in 4 / 6 weeks alter we'll bill $2000/$4000 no guarantee of fix.

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Wow, too much. Have a good local independent shop diagnose it. Might be worth it. But like tennishoes mentions, too many unknowns at this point.

Thanks HAVE A GOOD DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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