2001 FORD FOCUS WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
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  • 2001 Ford Focus
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 176,000 miles

Turning key the engine turns over but no spark at plug. With a test light, while cranking, all three leads to the coil are hot. Have replaced : coil, crank position sensor, fuel pump (at one point no fuel pressure). Once and a while it will start and run good. Last time it idled for about 15 minutes at various rpm's. Went to take for a test drive and it lasted about 50 feet. Again no start. All grounds have been removed, cleaned, and reassembled. Help

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 6:23 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Is the fuel pump not working either? Do me a favor. Under the hood in the relay box, look for the EEC relay. Switch it with another relay with the same part number and see if it runs.

Let me know.

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 9:31 PM
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I had already exchanged relays as part of my troubleshooting. Before I changed the fuel pump, cleaned all grounds including under the carpet, just in case. Still nothing

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 5:31 AM
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Went through all the testing and repair info available from Alldata and other sources to no avail. The car finally displayed a code of P320. Which sent me to the Crank position sensor (Already replaced). But decided to check it anyway, it was chewed up worse that the one I replaced it with. Thanks for the assistance to start me in the right direction Dave

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 4:57 PM
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Glad you found the problem. What caused the sensor to be damaged?

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 8:47 PM
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I don't know yet but I have a sinking feeling the engine or transmission will have to be taken out and looked at.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 5:01 AM

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