2005 Focus ZX4 start up issue

Hello! I have a 2005 ZX4 that I bought brand new in February. Within a month it began having a strange ignition issue. From a cold start, when I turn the key, it takes about 5 seconds of whining for it to
start. Anytime after that it will start immediately with no hesitation. I took it into Ford, and they said there was nothing wrong. It has been doing the same thing for a few months but I couldnt take it in due to having school to go to every day.
I took it back in a week ago for the same thing. It’s embarassing for a new car to be creating such a ruckus when trying to start up. I told them to not call me until it was fixed for good. They never called me. I called them to check on my car and they say they can’t find anything wrong and that they have checked everything.
Anyone have any ideas? I am starting to seriously regret trading in my perfectly good 2001 Focus for this new one.
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wrote in From a cold start,

Sounds like the fuel system eventually gets drained, due to a faulty check valve, and the fuel pump must fill upp the complete fuel system after long periods of inactivity. /per
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jen1422 wrote:

You're very clear about the problem and that's not the way they work. Take it to another dealership.
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You might want to ask this on either www.focusfanatics.com or on www.focusmotorsports.com . Both have been very helpful with my problems and mods.
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With all fuel injected cars today combined with the emission controls you switch the ignition on WAIT a couple of seconds and then start the car. You very likely have a slow bleed down on the fuel line and the pump has to pressure up to the correct fuel line pressure and the map sensors etc have to set the computer. This is only going to get worse with the more requirements for emissions lowering. Of course it could be also this is the same crap car that ford made in 1999 and still has the same high level of non quality that the had back then.

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"Henri" wrote: > With all fuel injected cars today combined with the emission > controls you > switch the ignition on WAIT a couple of seconds and then start > the car. You > very likely have a slow bleed down on the fuel line and the > pump has to > pressure up to the correct fuel line pressure and the map > sensors etc have > to set the computer. > This is only going to get worse with the more requirements for > emissions > lowering. > Of course it could be also this is the same crap car that ford > made in 1999 > and still has the same high level of non quality that the had > back then. > >
> > > jen1422 wrote: > &nbsp;>> Hello! I have a 2005 ZX4 that I bought brand new in > February. Within a > &nbsp;>> month it began having a strange ignition issue. From > a cold start, > &nbsp;>> when I turn the key, it takes about 5 seconds of > whining for it to > &nbsp;>> start. Anytime after that it will start immediately > with no > &nbsp;>> hesitation. I took it into Ford, and they said there > was nothing > &nbsp;>> wrong. It has been doing the same thing for a few > months but I couldnt > &nbsp;>> take it in due to having school to go to every day. > &nbsp;>> > &nbsp;>> I took it back in a week ago for the same thing. It's > embarassing for > &nbsp;>> a new car to be creating such a ruckus when trying to > start up. I told > &nbsp;>> them to not call me until it was fixed for good. They > never called me. > &nbsp;>> I called them to check on my car and they say they > can't find anything > &nbsp;>> wrong and that they have checked everything. > &nbsp;>> > &nbsp;>> Anyone have any ideas? I am starting to seriously > regret trading in my > &nbsp;>> perfectly good 2001 Focus for this new one. > > > > You're very clear about the problem and that's not the way > they work. Take > > it to another dealership. > > > >
Thanks for the suggestion. I got my car back today and it is still doing the same thing. I will try what you suggested.
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