Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Out of nowhere my car decided it didn't want to start anymore.

asked by on

I Tried having people give me a jump and it still wont turn over, it makes one single click noise when turning the ignition but not every time. could this be the starter needs to be replaced? 2006 ford focus 2 door hatchback.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should first have the computer scanned to make sure the computer is not causing the no start and make sure the theft light does not stay on when key is in on position. If it does then the vehicle may have a steering column sensor for the theft system bad. You may need to have the system repaired and tested by a mechanic with a factory type scanner to work on the theft system.

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: Turn signal and brake light

It sounds like you may be having an issue with the wiring to the rear lights of your vehicle. I would recommend having a qualified professional inspect the wiring that controls the rear lights of your vehicle. This may include...

Q: White smoke from exhaust

Hi there. Typically white smoke coming from the exhaust is due to coolant being inside the combustion chamber. In most cases, this is caused by a blown head gasket. However, if the white smoke is progressively reducing, it could simply...

Q: 2002 ford focus low idle

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.