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STARTER, 2003 FORD FOCUS LX 2.3 LITRE ENGINE 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, IT TAKES MANY TIMES TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO GET THE STARTER TO TURN THE ENGINE OVER.

AFTER MANY TURNS OF THE IGNITION WHEN THE STARTER FINALLY TURNS THE ENGINE OVER THE CAR STARTS OK, I TOOK IT TO AUTO-ZONE AND THEY TESTED THE BATTERY, STARTER, AND ALTERNATOR AND THEY SAID THAT THEY WERE ALL GOOD, THE BATTERY IS 6 MONTHS OLD AND THE STARTER WAS REPLACED WITH A USED STARTER ON JAN. 2012, CAR HAS 173,000 MILES.

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SOUNDS LIKE STARTER RELAY IS GOING BAD

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SOURCE: starter will not turn over the engine, when i turn ignition key on i can hear clicking but the starter will not turn the engine over, 2003 ford focus lx 2.3 litre eng, manual transmission

Check battery voltage. If around 12.5 volts or higher, then check starter motor for fault.

(My best guess at this point is a failed starter motor or solenoid)

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