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Hello guys new here just looking for some help on my focus OK so I drove it all day no problem parked it up jumped into it as usual the next day tried to start the car (push button)
And nothing all lights on the dash come on you can hear clicks going on but still nothing battery is brand new 2 weeks old I did a test in the engine fuse box with a wire were the starter relay would be to check if the starter motor was dead but no engine turns over as if it wanted to start as normal i have also tried jump start obviously i can only think it's some kind of electrical problem some were any body had this problem?:wallbash:

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12 hours ago, Pablo0151 said:

Hello guys new here just looking for some help on my focus OK so I drove it all day no problem parked it up jumped into it as usual the next day tried to start the car (push button)
And nothing all lights on the dash come on you can hear clicks going on but still nothing battery is brand new 2 weeks old I did a test in the engine fuse box with a wire were the starter relay would be to check if the starter motor was dead but no engine turns over as if it wanted to start as normal i have also tried jump start obviously i can only think it's some kind of electrical problem some were any body had this problem?:wallbash:

With a new battery, first check is to get the battery voltage with a multimeter across the battery terminals.  That should be 12.7V, and if it is, it will be corroded battery connections.  Get the terminals off the battery and use a piece of coarse sandpaper to cleanup the inside of the terminals... Clasic corroded battery terminal symptoms.

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1 hour ago, Guzzilazz said:

With a new battery, first check is to get the battery voltage with a multimeter across the battery terminals.  That should be 12.7V, and if it is, it will be corroded battery connections.  Get the terminals off the battery and use a piece of coarse sandpaper to cleanup the inside of the terminals... Clasic corroded battery terminal symptoms.

The car has been fine since the battery was changed 2 weeks ago surely it would start of a jump or bump start if that was the problem? 

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 Did you get an identical battery to the previous one? The car needs to have the right battery as there it is a smart charging circuit which relies on the correct chemical make up, and identical vitals like amps. 

Secondly was the smart charging reset after the battery was changed?

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Yes it is the correct battery  (start stop) and no nothing was reset after changing the battery

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4 hours ago, Pablo0151 said:

The car has been fine since the battery was changed 2 weeks ago surely it would start of a jump or bump start if that was the problem? 

But what have you got to lose? A mate of mine with a boat had his volt meter reading 5V when he turned the electrics on, and the symptoms were of a huge current drain.  The cause was poor battery connections, and he had already changed the battery... It'll take you 5-10 mins max, and won't cost you anything.  

 

You haven't commented on battery voltage either.  If you jump start, the assisting battery is connected to the OUTSIDE of the battery connection and ground, if you bump start, the received voltage by the rest of the systems won't be reduced by the drop by trying to turn the starter motor... So, yes it COULD well start by jump or bump.

 

 Of course, you could ignore simple basic troubleshooting and move straight on to replacing expensive parts, that's your choice

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