My 2010 Ford Focus is hard to start. I

Asked by Feb 27, 2019 at 04:30 PM about the 2010 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I sometimes have to put the key in the ignition 10 times before the car starts.  
Why?

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Is it cranking okay? If it cranks but no start, there may be an issue with the cam or crank sensor, or a lack of fuel pressure. or an issue with the anti theft.

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Ken F. thank you. I am old and not very car savvy even though I drive a lot. What do you mean an issue with the anti theft. How would I find out about that? A dealer?

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For the anti theft, you would see a blinking red light on the dash somewhere during the no start occurrences. It might happen if the key and anti theft module lost their sync. If you have a remote start that might also interfere with the anti theft too.

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Thanks, Ken!

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If you mean that you have to put the key into the ignition and remove it ten times before the car will start, I'd suspect you have a defective ignition switch. The electrical contacts or the key itself are probably worn out.

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