Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 2000 Ford Focus cranking, but not starting

asked by on

When I go to start my car, everything comes on and it tries to turn over, but the car won't start.

A: I would have the battery load tested. There...

I would have the battery load tested. There are instances that the battery may have enough power to run the lights but not turn the motor over a load test can tell you if it is the battery. I recommend having a certified technician come out and load test the battery, test the starter, check your alternator as well. They will be able to diagnose why your car is not starting.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine dies and went to Neutral

From the information you have given and the knowledge I have I believe the starter or flywheel will be the problem. A starter at times will go bad and produce the exact noises you describe from it incorrectly engaging the...

Q: I replaced ignition tumbler and put it in wrong, now I can't get it out.

I never installed one or knew it would go in upside down. However, I would suspect you would have to drill the tumbler out like I would have to do if I did not have a key. Did you try...

Q: When I go turn my car off and pull out my key, everything shuts off and a few seconds later the radio turns on without the key.

Hi there. There is an issue with the ignition system in your vehicle. Check the wiring under the dash and see if any wires may have fell causing an to be stepped on or come in contact with other wiring....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.