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My Focus has run OK for the 9 months I've had it.

Tried starting it and the engine turned over half a turn and stopped just like the battery was flat.

Charged the battery same result, tried bosster pack same result.

Had a new battery tried that same result, when attempting to crank the electrics go very dim. But the battery is (I am pretty sure) OK.

Could there be some short circuit or seizure in the starter causing this.

Any suggestions gratefully received
 

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Make sure the connections to the battery are clean. If they are corroded, this could be causing issues.
 

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Diesels will need a better battery & good connections. If those are good , the starter may be at fault. There is a test called " starter draw " which can show if the starter is " dragging " which will be very hard on the battery.
 
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