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2007 ford focus,hi can you please help we had our focus parked up for a month we moved it a little last week, then went to turn it on yesterday and it just clicked, we then tried to jump start it but nothing, all head lights etc are on, and dash board lights are on but now doesn't even click, got told maybe emobliser but spare key doesn't turn it on it is dead as a door nail,except all lights. any ideas

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  • jennymac1977 Jun 04, 2010

    2007 ford focus,hi can you please help we had our focus parked up for a month we moved it a little last week, then went to turn it on yesterday and it just clicked, we then tried to jump start it but nothing, all head lights etc are on, and dash board lights are on but now doesn't even click, got told maybe emobliser but spare key doesn't turn it on it is dead as a door nail,except all lights. any ideas

  • jennymac1977 Jun 04, 2010

    2007 ford focus,hi can you please help we had our focus parked up for a month we moved it a little last week, then went to turn it on yesterday and it just clicked, we then tried to jump start it but nothing, all head lights etc are on, and dash board lights are on but now doesn't even click, got told maybe emobliser but spare key doesn't turn it on it is dead as a door nail,except all lights. any ideas

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Hello! It appears the battery voltage is very low; In the neighborhood of 7 or 8 volts...Enough for lights but not enough to run a starter motor...The click was the starter relay pulling...But now not enough to pull the relay...A jump start may not work for a variety of reasons; Poor connection of jump cables.or poor connection of your vehicle's battery connections...

I would suggest placing the battery on a charger, if you have one...Or take the battery to a local auto parts store and have it tested...Voltage is not a true indicator of battery health, specific gravity is...

Guru.............Saailer

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Hi.

The problem is likely the starter solenoid, the starter wiring or the starter motor itself. Check battery and battery terminals first.

The first part to test is the battery and battery cables.
Jumpstarting the car with cables is not a valid test. If car has bad battery connection or a shorted battery, you may get the car not starting even whit jumpstart.
Check battery terminal connections that are common cause for this problem.
Better replacing the battery with a known good one, at least for testing purpose.

Once you know that the battery is good, you go for the starter solenoid and starter motor.
The starter solenoid and motor are tested by jumping wires to energize them directly.

Check battery terminals first.


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    Ginko Jun 04, 2010

    Wow.

    My comment got negative rating in about five seconds. I am not guessing or kidding. I told you to check terminals, solenoid and motor. Did you check anything or ask for more clarification before giving out bad feedback?


    Goodbye.



  • Ginko
    Ginko Jun 04, 2010

    Also Note: if it was clicking before, and now it is not clicking, then it is not the anti theft.

    Check battery and connections. Read volts on battery with load and with engine off. Read volts at aternator contact.

    Goodbye.


  • jennymac1977 Jun 04, 2010

    sorry didn't mean to give bad feedback just hit wrong button, thanks for your help will tell other half what you say to do many thanks.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jun 04, 2010

    Hi.

    No worries, it is not you, it is the system. Instead of telling "The Others", just check the cables and the battery.

    If you do not have a voltmeter. Replace the battery.

    Cables terminals are checked putting ignition on, put lights on, and use a flat screwdriver to psqueeze ush positive and ground terminal connector. If the lights get more intense, then the problem is the terminal. Positive terminal is the one that gives more problems.

    Goodbye.


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First thing I would do is test with a multi-meter to make sure the battery is still actually good. See what volts you are getting when not and when starting it. Or just buy a battery and try that. It is very possible the battery has gone bad. turn headlights on and see if they dim at all when you try and start it, or if they are dim period. Then go from there. Also how many miles are on the vehicle?
Thank you,
Lee

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  • jennymac1977 Jun 04, 2010

    hi 47,000 miles on the clock

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    Lee A. Jun 04, 2010

    Ok, like i said follow the steps with the battery and go from there, when it was clicking that is a sign of a battery issue. Once you have done all of the things I recommended let me know and we can go from there.
    Thank you,
    Lee


  • jennymac1977 Jun 04, 2010

    hi we have just checked the lights when turned on very hard to see as very sunny but lights don't seem to dim they just go on and off as he turns the key, the dash is reading system engine fault forgot to say that,just carn't understand how it turned over first time last week no dead. its gutting.

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