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Malcolm Gillespie, Ford Technician
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Changed the battery and starter motor, car still won't

Customer Question

changed the battery and starter motor, car still won't start,
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 57, focus 1.8 diesel estate
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, fuel gets to injectors, air lines clear
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's everything
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Malcolm Gillespie replied 15 days ago.

Hello im here to assist you , please have the 16 pin OBD codes read with a suitable scanner. The codes will point us in the right direction saving money and time..

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
We don't have a scanner available, and need it running today
Expert:  Malcolm Gillespie replied 14 days ago.

There are so many things it can be , codes are king with newer vehicles sorry..Guessing wastes money im not a guesser.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Fair enough, we'll have to try other options
Expert:  Malcolm Gillespie replied 14 days ago.

OK