Having problems with your 2001 Ford Focus ?
Car only starts when it wants to
\015 I recently purchased a used 2001 ford focus zts in October 2011. Beginning in January of 2012, when the weather started getting cooler, the car would stop starting in the early morning hours, but would start anytime after 1130 am. The engine will always try to crank over, but will never completely start. I took my car to the ford dealer, and they could not figure out what was wrong with it. After the car was returned to me it worked perfectly for at least 2 weeks, then it started acting up again. The engine light never comes on. Now the car will only start between the hours of 1130 and 6pm, anytime after 6pm it tries to start but stalls out, and spews grey smoke from the exhaust pipe. But the next day at 1130 am it will start up like nothing is wrong. I have tested the battery, alternator, starter, and even a diagnostic test was ran. No codes came up, and each the starter, alternator, and battery tested in good condition. Please help! I can figure it out.\015
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2001 Ford Focus
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