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My 2001 ford focus would not start a couple days ago the person that looked at it said it was the cable that connects to the battery terminal .Now it has dont it again this time it want jump start all the lights work except for dashboard lights and headlights please help.The switch beeps when the key is inserted but will not even click when try to start.

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You need to fix or replace the cable and then charge the battery with a charger. Jump starting with a dead Battery will sometimes trigger the Security system and it will prevent starting.

Most likely your Battery continued to run down because the charging system could not get the electric back into the Battery. So as you drove, the Battery was getting weaker because of the bad connection of the cable.

Charge the Battery, fix the cable, and then go to Autozone or Oreillys for a free scan or charging system test. They will hook up testing equipment and find out if anything needs replacing. The testing is free.

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If I understand correctly, sometimes the starter motor doesn't work? But every time the starter spins the engine, the car starts easily? If this is the case, then the problem is confined to the start circuit, which narrows it down a lot. Basically the starting circuit is the battery, the starter, and the ignition switch-and the wiring connecting and associated with the circuit.
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