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Well It Died And Would Not Cut Back On Afterword. 2012 Ford

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Well It Died And Would Not Cut Back On Afterword
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2012 Ford Focus SE
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I Have Changed The Relays The Started And The Battery
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The Only Thing The Car Keeps Throwing Is Like Emission Codes Like The O2 Sensor And Before The Car Stopped Running It Cut Off And Wouldn’t Cut Back On And I Kept Trying To Crank It And Like Smoke Was Coming From Under The Hood It Was A Strong Gas Smell
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 days ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, I'm Chris (aka-Moose). I've been an independent contractor here for 13 years, and have gotten pretty good at diagnosis & repair sight unseen. However, I'm not good at sympathy through a keyboard. I do care about you, your vehicle's issues, and the funds you're spending, just not good at showing it. Sometimes I respond above your skill level, am to blunt or rough around the edges, just let me know so I can help you best to your and my ability. I am most often online central time 11-3 midday and 8-3 at night.

Is this a key or push button start model?

I assume it will not crank?

Will it crank in neutral?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Hey Its A Key And No It Will Not Crank
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 days ago.

Do you have a scan tool to see what the codes are which are stored?

With the key on, is the check engine light on?

Do you have a scan tool to monitor the crank detect signal from the ignition switch?

 

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
The Only Codes My Car Is Throwing Is Emission codes like the O2 Sensor
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 days ago.

With the key on, is the check engine light on?

Do you have a scan tool to monitor the crank detect signal from the ignition switch?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Yes The Light Is On With The Key In It No I Do Not Have That Specific Took
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Tool.*
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 days ago.

I would like to force it to crank at the removed starter relay with the key on. I can explain how to if you can do that.

 

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Okkayye
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 days ago.

Remove the starter relay under the hood. Turn the key on. Short a wire across pins 3 and 5 at the relay. Does it crank? Does it start?

 

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 day ago.

I noticed you have not responded. I assume you may be having trouble figuring out how to reply. I am going to try and answer now with the information you did give me. It will be brief and general for now, but I can do better once you respond.

If this results in it not cranking then that can mean the battery is weak, the starter is not getting power, or the starter is faulty.

 

Thanks for letting me assist you, Chris.