car repairs


Question by  jaledda (40)

How do you replace the starter in a Ford Focus?

I am confident that the starter is going bad in my Ford Focus, I would like to replace it myself in order to save some money.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Just go and get the new one then pay attention when you take the old one off and you will just put the new one on tighten everything up.


Answer by  Jenny30 (161)

Disconnect the positive and negative battery cables from the battery. Locate starter. Disconnect all wires from the starter. Remove any bolts or nuts that are holding the starter in place. Reinstall the starter and connect all wires to the starter. Reconnect battery.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Traditionally this is an easy task however I have never done this myself. It might be a good idea to look online of buy a repair manual.


Answer by  crudsturbo (47)

Start by disconnecting the battery then if possible the wires to the starter. Then remove the starter mounting bolts. Sometimes you may have to remove the bolts then the wires. Installation is reverse of removal.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

What you will need to do is remove the battery cable from the starter and take it off. Replace your new one in the reverse way you took the other one off. Check with the store you are buying your starter from. They may have a manual you could follow.


Answer by  Steven (309)

If the starter is going bad, jack the car up and unbolt the starter next to the transmission. Bring it to your local Autozone where they can test it.

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