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Old 05-03-2012, 13:53   #1 (permalink)
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I might new a new starter for my 2002 Ford Focus SPI Engine and automatic transmission. I know it's right under the intake manifold but dose anyone know how to change it. Let me know if you do.
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Old 05-03-2012, 14:35   #2 (permalink)
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It should just be two bolts, and a nut with a bracket to push it into the trans.

And when you do get it out, have it tested at Autozone for free, to make sure it is the problem. The wire's leading to the starter sometimes get old or frayed.
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Old 05-03-2012, 15:33   #3 (permalink)
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Ford Focus 2.0L SPI


2.0L Engines

SOHC ENGINES

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.

Remove the two top starter motor bolts.

Raise the car and support it with safety stands.

A protective cap is covering the B terminal and must be replaced after servicing the starter motor or solenoid.

Tag and disengage the S terminal wire and the B terminal nut and cable from the solenoid.

Unfasten the lower starter motor bolt and remove the assembly from the car.

To install:

Install the starter motor assembly and tighten the lower mounting bolt to 18-20 ft. lbs. (25-27 Nm).

Attach the S terminal wire, B terminal cable and nut. Tighten the nut to 80-120 inch lbs. (9-13.5 Nm).

Lower the car and install the top starter motor bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18-20 ft. lbs. (25-27 Nm).

Install the air cleaner outlet tube.

Connect the negative battery cable.

DOHC ENGINES

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.

Raise the car and support it with safety stands.

Unfasten the lower starter motor bolt.

Lower the car and unfasten the two starter motor upper bolts.

Raise the car and support it with safety stands.

Slide the starter motor from its mounting until you can gain access to the wiring.

Unfasten the nuts and remove the integral connector.

Remove the starter motor from the car.

To install:

Install the integral connector and tighten the retaining nuts to 61 inch lbs. (7 Nm).

Engage the starter motor to its mounting.

Lower the car and install the two starter motor upper bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).

Raise the car and support it with safety stands.

Install the lower starter motor bolt. Tighten the bolt to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).

Lower the car and install the air cleaner outlet tube.

Connect the negative battery cable.
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Old 05-04-2012, 22:25   #4 (permalink)
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thank but I toke it TireKingdom today to get checked and the starter was good. They told me the alternator was overcharging causing to go in fail-safe mode and not start. They told me it was overcharging because whoever had the car before had a sound system with a big amp so they put the big red wire they need for the sound system on the battery and the guy told me they don't do sound system they but who ever put the wire on must have wired it wrong so it causing the car to overcharge and not start right away after i turn the car off.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:43   #5 (permalink)
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Good to hear you got it fixed , thanks for update .
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:33   #6 (permalink)
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I told my teacher about it today at school because i go to automotive school he did not think it was the wire if its not hooked up to anything. I'm gonna check it in class tomorrow if we cant fix. TireKingdom told me about a place called Trail Auto Electric who could fix it for me if I can't fix it at school tomorrow and I'm gonna check the Technical Service Bulletins for my car at school tomorrow if I can find anything.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:02   #7 (permalink)
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Having re-read your last 2 posts , I've got to agree with your teacher .From what I can make out , they have taken a power supply direct from battery for the amp . That would not cause the alternator to over charge . If the car was over charging it would " cook " battery and ruin it . Simple test with a meter will check alternator output . Get your battery load tested also .
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Old 05-07-2012, 13:17   #8 (permalink)
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ya i Agree with you but i think it was my starter was bad because i would turn to my key to on but would not turn to start or crank at all but if i wait and try again it would start. If you think you know what it is let me know.
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Old 05-07-2012, 14:06   #9 (permalink)
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Could also be a faulty inhibitor switch . When it happens again , try moving gear selector . May also be ignition switch .
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Old 05-07-2012, 14:16   #10 (permalink)
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Another thing to check would be the earth strap from engine / gearbox to body is clean and tight .
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