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2001 ford focus car want start check engine light stays on

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2001 ford focus car want start check engine light stays on while cranking
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

While cranking, the CEL should be off. The fact that it is on means the computer is not getting a crank sensor signal. Do you have any test equipment like a diagnostic tool? If not then i would start by inspecting the crank sensor connector, wiring and tone ring. If nothing obvious is seen then replace the sensor. This missing input will result in no ignition spark.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
engine has spark..replace crank sensor
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

So there is something else wrong with the check engine light then, that would require a diagnostic tool.

Can you check the fuel pressure, injector pulse, and compression?