Hello so I am very heart broken at the moment because my very first car my 2000 Ford focus is practically dying, every ounce of hard work and savings I put into this car, and the way that it's acting up I'd making me very sad. The problem with the car is, is that it's having a very hard starting when I leave the car alone for a couple of hours, but mostly it's having trouble starting when I don't drive it for a couple of days, but recently its been a couple of hours. Now when it had trouble starting it just makes a very loud click and that's all, until after a couple of times I turn the ignition key it will start. But alas even a greater problem has arise, after I get it started after having problems starting it, it turns off, the whole entire car just shuts off. It has happened a couple of times but it mainly shuts off like that when I just start to get the car going after I have issues starting it. There was an instance where it happened a couple times in a row and it restarted my radio back to factory settings. Now when it shuts down I have my key in full ignition and when it shuts down after a while my radio and lights will turn back on but not the engine, so I take out the key and restart the car. This morning that situation happened where I started the car normally with no problems but it did shut down. I called my boyfriend and he suggested that I let the car warm up first, so I turned it on again with no problems, let it warm up, and the car didn't shut off again. My main concern really is to be driving down the highway and have it turn off and harm me or others, but I really just want to figure out if it an expensive sounding fix, or something really simple like my battery. Thank you for helping me out. God bless.
Monday, October 28th, 2013 AT 6:42 AM