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Old 09-19-2012, 09:15   #1 (permalink)
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2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

1 out of 7 (or so) times the car take a few seconds to start, every time other than that it starts perfectly. Brand new battery didn't fix the issue, any idea guys? No codes thrown.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

Does the starter turn over or does it crank and not start?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

Cranks, starts, and idles great each time. But that 1 random time, it takes 4-5 seconds for it to catch. When this happens, notice it idles at 2k RPM and then slowly goes down to the normal ~1k RPM idle.
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Re: 2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

So the other times it cranks but doesn't start?
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:48   #5 (permalink)
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So the other times it cranks but doesn't start?
Negative. I'm trying to isolate why the one random time happens. When that does happen, it cranks for five seconds then starts. Other than that one time, it always cranks and starts immediately like a normal car should.
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Re: 2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

It may be the fuel leaking back. Check the fuel pressure and see what it shows when that happens.
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Re: 2006 Focus- Intermittent Start Issues

Had the same problem on my D23, Sometimes it would take a extra 3 seconds to actually start, it would turn over probably 5-8 times before starting, never did figure that one out before the car got totaled.

And I'm not 100% sure Bert, but does the focus have a fuel return line?
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I'm not sure but the control of fuel would show up on a pressure test.
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