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Starter Key Does Not Work

You Can hear a Clicking noise when i try to turn the car on. I wanted to know hoe much itll be to fix or any other solution i could try myself.

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    HunnieBuB Nov 24, 2008

    Thank You Sooo Much.... do u have any idea of the cost if i were to take it to a shop?


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The starter solenoid contacts are burnt or the starter is defective, changing the starter using a ford rebuilt is about an 1 hour job and very easy, but you will need a floor jack and safety stands.

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    yadayada Nov 24, 2008

    About $200


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