I just got a 2008 Ford Freestyle and I noticed every time I started it to go some where it had less n less cranking power, then when I went to start it at the grocery store it cranked s-l-o-w-l-e-y once or twice then nothing. No clicking no cranking, just dead. Tried a jump start, but didn't help. The lights and other electrical seem to function just fine???? Any thoughts?
This sounds like a dead or dying battery - jump start or replace battery, but if you jump start it won't start the next time..
And then have the charging system checked just in case.
Edit: so if jumping and it still does not start then it could be the starter or the cable feeding the starter.
One way to check is to put the jump lead directly on the starter and see if it works... But this is now more difficult as vehicles have less and less free space.