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Re: Wont start right away
Bad solenoid / winter kills solenoids and there right beside the exaust the hot and cold wears them out real real fast.change the solenoid and it should be back to normal.and sounds like you need a new ignition key switch.
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Will we know switch and battery are good, need to check for voltage at the big wire on the starter assembly, should always have voltage, that voltage comes from the battery right to the starter, while some one trys to start it, with test light check at big wire, if you have voltage at big wire, try hitting the starter, could be stuck, if you have voltage but goes away while trying to start, check connection's at starter and battery, also check body ground
Can you tell me if it was in fact the starter? I have an 04 Ford Taurus with 99K miles on it. This week when I started it up, not everytime but often the abs, brake, tire and traction control lights will stay on. Also the computer display will read either park brake engaged or passenger door ajar. I turn it off and start it again and the issue goes away. This morning it acted as though it had a dead battery and I had the clicking sound behind the dash as well as the vibrating needles. Thanks!
1) Loose/corroded connections: check and clean
connections and in particular the main earth lead from the car battery
to the car body and the connections to the starter motor.. A bad connection will not provide the large current required by the starter motor.
2) Weak battery: if the battery is a few years old, then it may not be able to provide the large current to drive the starter motor. Get the battery tested (usually for free).
3) Faulty or worn Starter motors which gets stuck.
Sounds like an antitheft problem I would start with the antitheft system. Usually when you only have one key all keys have to be programmed together even the original. When you have more than one it is easy to program additional keys.
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.