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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I have a 07 ford fusion. When i start the car sometimes

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I have a 07 ford fusion. When i start the car sometimes nothing happens. The car doesn't start. I do not hear the sound like a dead battery, the click click sound. But then ill wait like 5 min and try again and it works like a charm. Any ideas? The battery is a 3 month old interstate.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
Hi Im chris and I can help you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
did you check your battery terminals?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
remove them and clean them
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
if they are corroded or bad replace them
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They look brand new. No corrosion, so i cant be that
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
are they tight?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do say when you turn the key it lights on and radio is on. so there is power just not starting sometimes. Yes the battery terminals are tight.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
ok does this usually happen overnight?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Doesn't matter the time of day. It will happen randomly. Ill be at the store, and turn the key. Nothing and keep trying 10 times. but then ill wait 5 min, nothing. then try again it starts. it happens very radomnly
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
ok. all the lights in cluster work work when this happens when you turn your key on? What size ingine in your fusion it came with two a 2.3 or a 3.0 liter?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ya everything works like normal. All lights on dash its only when you turn the key to turn on the starter, i hear nothing. and its a 3.0 V6
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
DO YOU HAVE A SECOND KEY?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not. You think my key could be bad?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
yes, any way you can scan the ECM? These cars have problems with keys and problems with a relay thats built in to the smart junction box
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could they scan it at autozone? Also you dont think its the starter?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
it could be but its so random. what i would do is scan the car first. then go from there
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok ill scan and let u know. thanks
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
does your theft light flash when you have this problem?