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Old 03-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #8
Milton
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Location: San Antonio, TX
What I Drive: 2007 Black Focus SES 2.0 L4 4 Door

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His stated symptom is:

The battery was recently replace as was the starter but it won't crank over. lights come on and chimes sound but as soon as i turn the key the lights kick off and the car starts clicking.

Losing the lights and the starter clicking indicates not enough power, but he just replaced the battery. So what could be the problem? Answer: the power distribution system (the electrical cables and connections) have an issue. High resistance somewhere is preventing the transmission of the high currents required to start an engine.
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