Well I have taken it for a couple of drives today as part of work. Its a 1.6 Ecoboost if that's any help. By If necessary, clean the posts and terminals with a 1 tbsp. check the alternator is working, put multi-meter across battery and you should get a reading 13v - 14v, Either its been sitting too long or theres a faulty battery not unheard of 13-14.4v. Is that normal? I would have thought that the amount of time its been running and the amount of time its been stopped would make a difference as well as engine temperature and current load on the alternator would be the ecu's way of deciding if the battery has it in it for sure to get going again an i suppose if your hammering it with A/C radio lights and blowers then no it wont stop and go, but i wouldn't expect it to stop until its warmed up past its pre heating for the cat and exhaust manifold as it would knacker the O2 sensors cats and anything else that relies on the heat. I would expect you seen the radiator fan spinning when you looked? I'm not sure as to whether the Eco engines have a battery powered cooler to look after the turbo, but unless it's super hot it shouldn't be getting hot enough in my opinion to do this, check the coolant level and oil, if they are okay put the air con on during your next journey and see if it does it as the A/C will force the fan on while it's running this would stop the fan running for now if it becomes persistent, I guess the temp gauge isn't going up too high? 2013 Focus ST1 - Steeda RMM- Green Filter - Nitto Motivo's, Disconecting the battery workedlike a charm.....thanks for the tip. Set the meter to the 20V range. If the nod light does not flash, there is a problem in the circuit and needs further testing by an auto technician. If there is no fuel, you might have a restricted fuel filter, fuel line or a bad fuel pump. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Touch the negative and positive battery posts with the black and red voltmeter leads respectively. Have the ignition system checked by an auto technician if necessary. There will be days where I will get to the ground level and not remember if I locked it. This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. Tried my other key fob. A bolt or bracket on the engine will provide a good ground. Powered by Invision Community. I'm not sure whats wrong. of baking soda mixed in 8 oz. You know there is away to start the car with a dead battery in your fob. Is that the climate control? Any ideas on how to reset the warning? Plug a nod light on the injector electrical connector. I knew about the key and the cover. My fobs (both) only work when I'm a few steps from the car. I have the opposite worry to be fair as i have never seen mine turn once, although the temp gauge never moves over half way its all to do with what the computer thinks is right. You can post now and register later. Ford Owners Club Engine malfunction appears on dash followed by the car switching off. If not, you have a problem in the ignition system: Either a bad spark plug wires, distributor, ignition coil or ignition module. Well it didn't do it after 2 lots of 35 min trips but it did it when I drove to my dads, about 15 min and then when I drove home about 10 main. PARTS AND ACCESSORIES Now you can be sure that your Ford parts are Ford parts Your Ford has been built to the highest standards using high quality Ford Original Parts. <_< I could just hear what sounded like a fan. handbook before touching or attempting adjustment of any kind. This has happened stationary and whilst driving at speed. I wouldn't know where to look for a fan, couldn't see anything! Should the unexpected occur and a major of water and a soft brush. Clear editor. Okay had it out for a run, no fan staying on so took it out again, this time having the a/c on for a few minutes, turned it off when it got too cold! DM5J 19A321 AB | December 2012 | Third Printing | Owner’s Manual | Focus | Litho in U.S.A. fordowner.com ford.ca 2013 FOCUS Owner’s Manual 2013 FOCUS Owner’s Manual *Just did a quick Google search for you and on a few other forums its come up, definitely check the coolant level as it sounds like the ecu is programmed to run the fan all the while when the coolant level drops a bit. Stop / Start , is not just about battery condition , it also takes out side temperature , if AC is on , what speed setting your fan is on , lights etc etc. Display as a link instead, × Yeh should be normal is it a warmish day, and do you have eatc? If not, recharge the battery or replace it. I recon its just because its not be used in a while? Any further and they don't do anything. The valve is similar to an air valve on a bicycle tire and is close to the first fuel injector on the inlet fuel line. I'm not very mechanical when it comes to cars. But temp gauge jumped straight to half way when engine was turned on, but never went above. Stop start allegedly saves fuel however it uses the battery as any car does when starting if its too low the stop start deactivates to give the battery time to charge otherwise it just wouldnt start. Still get the low battery warning. It could be as simple as a loose battery connection or as complicated as an engine mechanical problem. Does that help? Check the plug gap with a wire feeler gauge. Compare the gap with the specification on your car owner's manual and reset it if necessary. I think I will buy an extra battery for the console. A/X/Z Plan pricing, including A/X/Z Plan option pricing, is exclusively for eligible Ford Motor Company employees, friends and family members of eligible employees, and Ford Motor Company eligible partners. eatc? Check the plug gap with a wire feeler gauge. I have even tried a good run down the motorway with every thing switched off lol , did not help much . Compare the gap with the specification on your car owner's manual and reset it if necessary. 2013 TB ST3 STAGE 3 "The Mistress" Sponsored by edgeautosport, Sponsored by Custom Performance Engineering, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I think its been sitting for a couple of months so I'm going to take it for a couple of long runs. I've had the battery Low warning a few times. But I still don't understand how a dead fob can start the car. No more than that, I just never had a car do that before and it was whirring away quite loudly, it went off when i opened the bonnet. Thanks Artscot79 I'll give it a few good runs. redrum217uk, May 27, 2013 in Ford Focus Club. Check all the starting system wiring from the battery to the starter solenoid and the starter. We’re the premiere Ford Focus ST forum with discussions on the 2013+ Focus ST. Join the community and see the latest news, photos, videos, classifieds, reviews, events and more! Cover the valve with a shop rag and depress the stem inside the valve with a small screwdriver. Add battery acid or distilled water as necessary. My other cars I could be a parking lot away and I'd still get the honk. How to Troubleshoot No Start in a 2001 ... How to Troubleshoot a Kawasaki Prairie ... How to Troubleshoot the Fuel System in ... Photo courtesy of Dragon695 at Wikipedia.org. Replaced the battery, and still get the message. If you voted that I didn't read that part of the manual you are correct. Remove the two vent caps from the top of the battery using a screwdriver. Thanks again for all your help, there is no outstanding field service actions needed, the dealer is going to ring me in a couple of days anyway, I'll ask then what he thinks of it. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us. Preproduction model shown 2016 FOCUS Owner’s Manual 2016 FOCUS Owner’s Manual August 2015 First Printing Owner’s Manual Focus Litho in U.S.A. GM5J 19A321 AA owner.ford.com ford.ca Paste as plain text instead, × If the flywheel turns without difficulty, you might have a problem in the starter system. You know there is away to start the car with a dead battery in your fob. Restrictions apply. Check that the acid level is right at the bottom of the fill rings. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Tried my other key fob. However the start stop feature doesn't, work and a cause is low battery voltage. Theres proof that the batteries cant handle the stop start well simply put if a battery say has 10 thousand starts in it then for me i switch the car on or off you stop start continously during winter the battery on stop start cars takes a pounding and struggles to recharge it will take way more than an hour to charge the battery even with all electrics off youll need a good few hours to charge new batteries are due this year to cope better with the stop start. You should get close to 12.5 volts. Okay sounds just fine then to be honest, i would say that the fan comes on for the turbo, perhaps try letting it idle for a few seconds before turning it off so that the oil keeps flowing through the turbo and let it be for a while, the temperature gauge is in the right place and everything sounds alright so its just the way its been programmed, go the the ford etis site and search for your number plate in there it might say if there are any 'outstanding field service' it might detail a software update, other wise just call the dealer you brought it from or your nearest ford dealer and ask them they should know. clutch to start Ford KeyFree press See Keyless starting (page 127). Make sure the connections are tight. Coolant level seems fine but quite hot, which I'm guessing is normal. View and Download Ford Focus owner's handbook manual online. Have a helper crank the engine. Might pop out and time it, I'm assuming if its just a short time its fine? If not, go to Step 2. Since i have had my car the stop/start only worked about 5 times , i do really short trips , and i always get the low battery warning.   You cannot paste images directly. If the nod light flashes, the circuit is working properly. Yeh, shouldn't do it every single time though, how far where your short journeys? Hook the other end of the spark tester to a good ground on the engine block. Replaced the battery, and still get the message. Upload or insert images from URL. Make sure the battery posts and terminals are clean. If there is fuel in the fuel line, go to the next step.   Pasted as rich text. This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. Locate the Schrader valve on the fuel manifold rail. Going to speak to the dealer but just wanted to see if anyone else had the same problem? good luck with it.   Your previous content has been restored. Remove the two vent caps from the top of the battery using a screwdriver. There is a large network of clutch fluid check (page 207). I just got my second hand focus yesterday. Make sure the pinion gear on the starter is engaging and turning over the engine. Focus automobile pdf manual download. See your Ford or Lincoln Dealer for complete details and qualifications. Hi all, So having some serious issues with my focus 1.6 diesel 2009. Time to go 007 and pop the cover! :serious: try disconnecting your battery for a few minute and plug it back, that should solve your problem. There are a few most-common causes you might encounter in a no-start problem with your vehicle. I hit the lock button on the remote 3 times (always takes 3 not sure why) and it honks so I know its locked. Will do this weekend! I got a message that my key fob has a low battery. Preproduction model shown 2016 FOCUS Owner’s Manual 2016 FOCUS Owner’s Manual August 2015 First Printing Owner’s Manual Focus Litho in U.S.A. GM5J 19A321 AA owner.ford.com ford.ca If the starter pinion is engaging and turning the engine, go to Step 4. Check that the acid level is right at the bottom of the fill rings. Its probably nothing I was just surprised the start stop doesn't work at all when at traffic lights and so on. Mine works 4 levels of a parking garage away. Replaced the battery, and still get the message. its hard to tell as I was talking to my dad in the car before I got out maybe a min or 2? × Change the fuel filter if necessary or have the fuel system checked by an auto technician.

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