Hi deadpheaz,

Did you ever figure out what was wrong? I am having what sounds to be the same problem. However, it is NOT my battery. My 2002 Ford Focus is having the exact same symptoms as yours is/was and I 1st had the starter replaced; all seemed well until about 3 weeks to a month later and the same thing started happening. I took it back in and this time they found a short in the wiring harness. Again, this seemed to fix it but another 3 weeks or so later and it is doing the SAME thing! The shop can find NOTHING wrong with the car because once I get it to the shop it, of course, starts with no problem. PLEASE tell me you figured out what was wrong with your Focus because I am so lost...