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1999 Ford Econoline starter problem

It just rapidly clicks when I try to start it, but doesn't ever start.

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  • frs870 Oct 14, 2008

    I try to start it and randomly it will just not start. It wil click click but not start. Sometimes tapping the starter will let it start.

    Tried replacing the starter, but the auto store says the starter and solenoid are fine.

    What could the problem be?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    It will not start, does not crank, just rapid clicking when turning the key to start position

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    1989 econline e150 won't start

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Hi, Make sure all your battery cables are clean and tight. Ford use 2 solenoids on those vehicles, 1 monted on the starter and the other one on the top left or right fender. (standard old ford starter solenoid)

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