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Old 09-23-2005, 08:22 PM
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Ok,

Heres the deal. This is my freinds car. And this is the info he has given me. The lights and everything in the car work.The car turns on. But when he goes to start it, it wont crank. He says he hears a clicking noise, which i presume to be the cylanoid (however you spell it). Ok, from what i gather from this, i think it is either the cylanoid, or the starter. I will be going over there to work on it tomarrow. I think the connections on the cylanoid could be coroded, therefore not letting the voltage get to the starter, so i will be testing it by hand with a screwdriver. What do you guys think?

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:36 PM
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Doc here,

If in fact it is the solenoid clicking (loudly) Then load test the battery first..It may be dying out...if it reads less than 11.90 sitting on a DMM..Then its a good possibility..haul it down to the auto parts super store..they will load test it for you for free..

Try the Jumper on the solenoid, If it cranks you have other issues..If not you may have a defective solenoid or loose / bad wiring..or a Neutral safety switch gone bad or out of adjustment.


Procedure for bad wires:

With power removed check the power cable to the starter be sure the bolt at the starter solenoid is tight and clean and that the post dosen't wobble in the housing..

Check the battery end..be sure the connection is Clean of corrosion and tight when you replace the cable Inspect under the insulation for signs of corrosion creeping up the inside of the cable, if you see any, get new ones..

Ground may be an issue also...

Your ground should be set up as such:

The battery ground Cable to any handy bolt at or near the starter on the block, from there, get a battery cable that has 2- 3/8 ring terminals on it ($6 bucks at wally mart or auto parts place) and ground that to the frame..

From the engine block ground at the starter, run 2 #10 wires, the first to the firewall, and the second to the alternator ground lug or mount bolt...

USE proper Star washers, Sheet-metal screws / bolts and locks, and burnish ALL the paint and grease from the grounding areas Make all connections tight!..this will give you a rugged reliable grounding system that will most likely outlast the car...

Try these first..not much involved except your time, and may cure the problem, but if not then pull the starter and replace the solenoid and/ or starter..

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A very simple test for this situation is to turn on the headlights (you can also watch the dome light during the day), are they bright? Now try to start the vehicle with the lights still on and watch the lights. If they dim down to nothing then you have a basic battery or connection problem. If the lights stay bright when you are trying to crank, then you have an open somewhere in the starting circuit or starter.

You will have to narrow it down from there, using a voltmeter to test for power at the solenoid, the battery cable should have battery voltage at all times and the small purple wire should have battery voltage when the key is in the start position.

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thanks for the informatiopn, ill post what happens when i get back tonight.
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Old 09-25-2005, 03:58 PM
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sorry guys, had to put this off for a while, am having some major issues with the stang.
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