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Weak cranking starter turns over motor very weakly. it finally does start but is getting worse. battery and alternator check out ok

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Check that the Battery cables (both positive and negative) are tight at both the battery and the starter/engine block. Check for voltage drop across cable ends while cranking. If cables check OK, your starter is most likely on its last leg.

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SOURCE: not cranking or turning over

HAVE A DEALER MAKE U A NEW KEY AND RESET THE MAIN CUMPUTER I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM THE DEALER HAS TO DO IT I KNOW IT SUCKS BUT ITS THE ONLY WAY BALEAVE U ME IVE BEEN THRU IT

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SOURCE: 2000 ford focus wont crank

Try unlocking the driver door with the key.Then try to start the car. Hope this helps.

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chances are it is the starter itself

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it will be in fuse box under hood or under dash your owners manual shows which relay it is or you can look in a haynes or chilton manual at your local parts house

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The doors in the blower/heater/evap housing are sticking because of an issue with the vacuum or elec servo motors or improper computer command

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you mean it wont crank, it must crank to start.
1: bad starter system
2: weak battery even a new battery can be weak.
if you dont charge it first.
or if it starts ok then wont later, that means cars charge system failure.

can you jump start engine? with jumper cables.
that be a big clue there, proving starter works but battery was weak.
if the battery is fully charged.
you can hot wire the starter solenoid, (tiny terminal)
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if you cant hot wire it, then that means the stater is bad
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