Car won't start

Asked by Jul 26, 2017 at 06:04 AM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A few weeks ago, my car sucked water through its
exhaust, When it did, mother shut off and when I turn the
key, it automatically wouldn't turn over, so I sucked water
out of pistons and attempt to to push start it (5 speed
standard) but nothing. When I turn my key over, the starter
will click once, but motor won't try and turn over at all, it's
just one click, any idea in what to do?

3 Answers

2,335

make sure the batt. terminals are clean and tight , if you were in water like that the starter may have been ruined , it's an electric motor and water ain't good for it , don't buy cheap , some rebuilds are junk out of the box

2,335

with the plugs out you should be able to turn it by hand , if not I guess your motor is seized , but I don't think a little water would do that

Ok I'm going to take starter off and go have it checked

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