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Hello everyone. I'm in need of some help just figuring out if the problem I'm having with my 2008 Ford Mondeo MK4, 2.0, can be fixed by myself or if I have to take it to a professional mechanic. I'm not getting the car to start, loocking like it doesn't seem to have enough power to run the engine, just like if the battery is drained. The tests carried out on the battery indicate that it is 91% effective and with a load of 98%, so it is good. The tests I did, both to the solenoid and to the starter (with it disassembled), also did not indicate any failure. Whenever I do a jump start with other car and i have success and my Ford starts. Then i check that the alternator is charging my battery (14.5V) and after a few minutes, I turn off my car, measure the voltage of my battery, 12, 8/9V but I don't have the power o run the motor again! With the starter motor out i measure that i can have at least 10V getting to the the starter motor from the solenoid, but when its assembled on the car, i get only about 6V. Can anyone enlighten me what this problem can be? Tks a lot. Best regards.