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20003 Ford Focus. It will not crack unless you

2003 Ford Focus. It will not crank unless you jump it. I took the battery and had it tested. Tested good, 575 Cold Crank AMPS, Put back in car. Car doesn't crank,... Any ideas

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    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    Is the car turning over or are you getting a click or something? From what you are posting here....sounds like your starter is bad.

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. I would recommend to check the following as these things causes this problem--

  1. Please check the spark plugs; they might be wet from gasoline. This makes the engine difficult to start.
  2. Check the battery voltage, battery contacts, battery fluids level, and then the starter.
  3. Also check for voltage at your starter connections. Then check for continuity between the starter and its ground.
  4. Do you hear any kind of noise or faint sound (clicking) when you turn the key? Do the other lights on the panel turn off while you do this?
    If so, check your main engine grounds, and the main harness ground near the thermostat.
  5. I would also recommend getting a diagnostic test done on your car and check if you get any trouble codes. You can get it done from a local dealer for free or at a very nominal amount.

Please revert for further assistance.

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Starter cuold be going out drawing too many amps

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