2001 Ford Focus - just replaced battery, fuel damper and fuel rail. Car does not start -but makes ticking sound. Got a jump and drove for 30 minutes. Next morning... no start, jumped again, but battery won't hold the charge. Help.

Asked by Sep 19, 2016 at 02:48 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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its possible the alternator is not putting out enough amps to charge the battery, but is able to keep the car running while. u will need to test the alternator for that. it is also possible that there is a draw over night(something staying on). to test that u can disconnect the battery overnight and reconnect in the morning and see if it starts. if it does it would indicate a draw

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