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I was driveing my 2000 ford focus on the freeway when it

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i was driveing my 2000 ford focus on the freeway when it stoped rining the main realy burned out i installed a new one and have lights but car will not start and it seams like the key will not turn all thr way
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Fix It Man replied 1 month ago.

Hello, my name is***** the check engine light come on when the key is turned to the run position? Does the engine crank?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no it dose not
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what do you think it is
Expert:  Fix It Man replied 1 month ago.

It sounds like an issue with the ignition switch. It is a common failure on this vehicle. I would definitely make sure that the battery is fully charged first. If it is and the key also does not feel like it moves all of the way then it is more than likely the switch.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok i wll start their but why would the main relay burn up
Expert:  Fix It Man replied 1 month ago.

The main relay could have burned up because the ignition switch may not have been allowing it to turn off all of the way previously.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok that sounds about right because the radio dose not turn off when the key is in the off position
Expert:  Fix It Man replied 1 month ago.

That is another sign of a bad switch. It sounds like it may have melted down internally./

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thanks your all right man now i can fix it
Expert:  Fix It Man replied 1 month ago.

No problem. If you need anything else please let me know.

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