The car loses power when it drives pass 120 km/s speed

Tiny
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  • 2012 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 166,000 MILES
Now the car it doesn't start and it doesn't crank. It make a click noise when you start it. Please help, I am from South Africa, Pretoria
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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 AT 7:05 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This sounds like you could have a problem with a dead battery. Can you get a voltage reading across your vehicle's battery terminals using a Digital Multi-meter [DMM] for me?If you are unsure how to use a DMM, here is a guide below explaining how a DMM is used:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

Please get back to us with what you are able to find out and we can go from there.

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Alex
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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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Thank you Sir, the voltage reads 12.42. Electrical function still works properly.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, so this could possibly be a problem with your vehicle's starter relay, which is located in the Battery Junction Box [BJB], by your vehicle's battery. In the diagrams down below I have included a wiring diagram of the starting circuit in your vehicle as well as the diagram and callout of the BJB for your vehicle. Here is a link down below for you to go to explaining how to test a relay:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Sunday, November 24th, 2019 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for all the help I got from you all. Starter was the problem and now the car is starting perfectly. Thank you.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 8:51 AM

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