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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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i have replaced the battery cables and the battery is brand new. the starter is new also. every once in awhile (when it feels like it) the car wont start and the key just makes one click. i go under the hood and touch the celinoid and it starts right up. some days it works some days it doesnt. what could it be?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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Have you replaced the starter Solinoid?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re-tighten everything and double-check those connections. It sounds like a connection problem.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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sounds liek a ground, or lack of
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if u have to hit the solenoid its most likely sticking.

replace the solenoid and the problems should go away. my solenoid sticks on my mustang alot but it sticks when im cranking it and keeps the starter cranking.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #6
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yea i got ya. rust could cause a lack of ground for the electrical and i need to clean them up im sure. this thing has 290,000 miles on it. runs strong when it starts. thanx to all that replied.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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eh, you sure that you're touching the solenoid - I could have sworn that it was located on the starter itself
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Old November 14th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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i was told it was the solinoid but im no good with fords. when i touch whatever it is located under the hood behind the battery on the inner fender wall area (pass side) with a wrench (connecting the two bolts momentarily) it starts
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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #9
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everytime i clean the battery and cables it works like a charm but i dont know how it gets so gross so quick. i want to try that felt trick but dont have any haha. its my girlfriends car and all i hear is her yelling about how its not working and for me to fix it so id like a soild fix.
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Coat the connectors in some di-electric (sp?) grease. Just make sure you don't accidentially ground anything with it by getting it everywhere.
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ill try it out. thanx capt.
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replace the solenoid. DEE DEE DEE
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Don't replace the solenoid, the problem is coroded battery terminals. This happens about every 6 months with mine, clean them up real good, works like a charm.
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