My check [engine](/topics-engine-ford/) light is flashing...

My check [engine](/topics-engine-ford/) light is flashing and the check oil light is also on. My car won't turn over but lights inside are working. There was corrosion on the battery which was just removed and cleaned. The battery...

My check [engine](/topics-engine-ford/) light is flashing and the check oil light is also on. My car won't turn over but lights inside are working. There was corrosion on the battery which was just removed and cleaned. The battery is probably 6 months old. Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink? Engine light blinks Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Ford focus 2011 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far? No, we have removed corrosion found on better and cable battery I mean\* Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Jo thank you! No\*

Automotive Expert
Hi, my name is\*\*\*\*\*’ve been a technician on Just Answer since 2007 and I'll be helping you today. I'm sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your vehicle. I know how inconvenient car trouble is, but together, we will get your vehicle back up and running quickly. May I ask whom I am chatting with today?

Hi Mike, my name is Ginger
Automotive Expert
HI Ginger, it's nice to meet you. It sounds like you may want to try and jump-start the car. If you found corrosion, then it's possible that prevented the battery from charging the last time you drove the car. This would cause a no-start. Leave the donor car on it for 15 minutes, then attempt to start your car. You should hear the engine sort of lag a little on the donor car when you have a good connection. Please try this and let me know.

Okay thank you! I will be back with you!
Automotive Expert
You're welcome, I should be here!

Alright Mike, it unfortunately did not work.
Automotive Expert
Ok, sorry to hear that, is there any clicking or anything when you try to start the car?

there is clicking and the engine seems to begin starting but not turn over
Automotive Expert
Ok, so I am clear, the engine is cranking and not starting or no cranking at all?

Automotive Expert
Ok, if it's cranking and not starting, I think we should see about trying to get some codes. You are going to need a code reader to do this. The flashing check engine light may mean there is an electrical issue we can't solve here, but if we can get a code it might help. We have to try and find what's missing, either spark or fuel, a code could help

I may have one, although I am not sure, I will be back to let you know.
Automotive Expert
Sounds good, I should be here.

We used our OBD2 and no fault codes were present... We may just need to take to a shop. Clearly not all too familiar with vehicles.
Automotive Expert
The flashing check engine light is curious, I believe you have an electrical fault somewhere, possibly the main fuse box under the hood. Without being there however it's impossible for me to know where to start with checking the electrical system. I am sorry

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