Can someone help me? I have 2005 Ford Focus

Asked by Aug 27, 2016 at 11:58 PM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


Can someone help me? I have 2005 Ford Focus I have been having problems
starting it. No warning lights are on. Have taken it to Advance, Auto Zone, Ford,
AAA everything checks out. I can be driving down the road at times car jerk.
Sometimes when go to crank car will not crank I can try to tighten and shake
cables/wires connected to battery and go turn ignition it starts sometimes have
to repeat 2 to 4 times before start. I personally think rhe problem is conected to
the battery because the radio and clock come on after starts. Sometimes I have
to do that process everytime I get in car to go to work, back home, church etc.
Then sometimes do not have the problem for few days even weeks at a time.
Either way it go when start up car the clock/radio stalls to light up/come on. I
do not listen to radio no more so it comes on by itself when come it comes on
clock resets to 12 and radio come on automatically to am station with static
basically radio and clock reset self as if just put battery in

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Purchase a preset saver and plug it in as the instructions tell you too. Start checking and cleaning the power and ground cables, also feel how each cables bends, if it bends with out any crunching noise and is smooth then the cable is most likely good, if it crunches replace the cable, after the main powers and grounds are checked and cleared then on to the smaller ones, especially the grounds, this can be very time consuming, so don't think your check and clean them all in 15 to,20 minutes, next step is onto the power relays, as it is an 05 you might just consider replacing them. HTH

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Agree with above, go through all your wiring harness/battery cables and ground straps. A multimeter will help in checking for continuity, opens and shorts.

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Your Answer:agree with above.

Okay thanks for response will check it out. I was just at stop light car shook a little and then cut off. i put car in park and turn of if ition amd restarted and started back up. I was 2 min from home look under hood did not see anything different.

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