Onderwerp: cold-start problem ford focus wagon 1.6
Datum: zaterdag 19 februari 2005 18:13
2 weeks ago i was on wintersport in austria and in the morning at a
temperature of -17 degrees celcius my focus did not want tot start: it seems
that the battery was empty. that happened again 4 days later when again it
was -17 degrees celcius.
The car is rather new (april 2004). The garage in Austria said that the
battery was okay (they checked it) and also my dealer in Holland said that
they can't do anything (the car starts alright in my country at a
temperature of about 2 degrees celsius).
Are there more people with the same experience with the focus of a bad
cold-start? Is not al the electricity-taps for navigator system, electric
window-buttons, etc. the reason?
who's got an idea?
Please be more specific. Did the engine turn but not fire? Did other things
work i.e. heater fan, radio?
My Focus starts wonderfully here in Ontario, where -17C is a mild January
The fact that you come from Holland, a mild moist place, to Austria makes me
suspicious about ice in the gas. Do you have gas-line de-icing fluid in
Europe? (an alcohol-based gasoline additive).
Sorry, we have a communication problem. "Gas" (short for "gasoline") is the
North American term for petrol. But if your engine did not turn, then you
obviously have an electrical problem. One possibility is the ignition
switch. Also the fact that the battery tested OK does not mean it is OK.
Sometimes they have an intermittent short that does not show up in testing.
Going back to your original question, the electrical drain of other devices
i.e. windows should not be a problem, since these do not work when the
ignition switch is on "start".
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