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    2000 Ford Focus Diagnostic help?

    This is totally separate from my request of ALDL Ford Files...

    My moms 2000 Ford Focus was in good running condition when parked at here assisted living home but has not been driven in a year... battery was dead, gas tank was near 1/8th where it runs out so I put in 2 gallons of gas and used jumper cables. It fired up and died... cranks but will not start. Has fuel to fuel rail, but no spark.

    I am going to tow it home to work on but have no manuals for diagnosing ignition issues on this car. Does anyone have access to any? It does have a distributor cap on side of head, MPFI... other than changing the oil and putting in some R134a each summer I have no idea about this engine?

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    I have had good luck buying used books on Amazon.

    Hayes Used Focus 2000 to 2001 $7.51
    http://www.amazon.com/Ford-Focus-200.../dp/156392482X


    Hayes Used Focus 2000 to 2005 $7.50
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
    Hayes Used Focus 2000 to 2005 $15



    Larger list...

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Ford+Focus+2000+repair&x=0&y=0

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    scroll down to bottom of page. Claim to have some free repair manuals. You have to signup I didn't. How legal?

    http://www.filestube.com/f/ford+focus+repair+manual

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    Thanks! I'm going to have to get one for her car.

    But it was a simple capacitor blown when we jumped it with a stone cold dead no dash light battery. I should have let it charge awhile before starting it.

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    Hi about the Ford focus failures please look found and download [forscan software] on the web and connect on the obd cars whith simple ELM interface .Good luck

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    Empty the fuel tank, change the fuel filter and fill with new gas. Believe me, 1 year old gas will not start a car.
    I have had the same issue with engine swaps where you get good fuel pressure at the rail, spark at the plugs but the engine will just not start. I have found the rails full with a yellow liquid. As soon as I empty the rails and lines and fill them with new gas it starts right away.
    Also the injectors can stick closed. Pull them and take them to be ultrasonic cleaned, the best money you will ever spend.

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