Have replaced battery, solenoid on fender, solenoid and starter and the van still does not start. Tried to do the ignition test. Not sure what else to do. Wondering if fuses could be the problem. Not sure where all the fuses are located and how to get to them. Still not sure about the ignition switch. Any ideas?
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Re: 95 Club Wagon Econoline will not start
Make sure your battery is 100% on your solenoid there should be 2 or 1 small wires on it [ IF IT HAS 2 WIRES MAKE SURE U HAVE NOT MIXED THEM UP TRY SWAPPING AROUND ] use a test light and check for power while someone hold the key on start if u have power with the key on start then u still have problems with starter.
if u have no power then connect wires back on hold your foot on the brake hold key on start and move gear lever up and down if it starts then inhibtor swich needs adjusting or replacing see how u go let me know if u need anymore help
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Sounds like you may have a loose connection somewhere...I would start by checking the negative battery cable as this seems to be the most common connection that is lost...follow the black lead down to where it connects...usually on the engine somewhere, and then remove it , clean the area where it goes with sandpaper or a wire brush and then reconnect...the positive cable goes to a solenoid that is triggered by the ignition switch..make sure these connections are tight also....the other lead on the side of the solenoid goes down to the starter..check and clean this also...hope this helps
test solenoid.trace positive lead from battery.jump the two big wires at solenoid(use two screw drives.if cranks replace.other possibilites are a fusibale link its a inline fuse there is lots of them off starter.look like a little box in wire test both sides with test lite should lite at each end.
Does the starter solenoid at least click? If not, then solenoid is the problem. If it does click, then could be starter, low battery, or something else we would walk through. Ford usually has a round starter solenoid on the fender near the starter, but not part of it. Fords also sometimes need to have the engine turned a bit by hand, to get it past a spot where the bendix binds.
If the starter motor remained engaged when you released the key, the underlying cause is likely a bad starter solenoid (first item the positive battery cable connects to after the battery) Remaining engaged, can damage the starter itself. Replace the solenoid, check the starter and you should be finished. (Or also replace the starter if it was damaged) If the starter was stuck and not engaging, the bendix drive inside the starter has failed...In that case it's best to change the starter as even though it's replaceable, generally by the time it needs replacement the starter is worn in other areas and would need complete overhaul.
It has to have 2 batteries because it is a diesel engine. Diesels use compression to fire the combustion mixture instead of a spark plug as a gasoline engine does. It has glow plugs that heat the mixture up before starting to help promote this and it has probably twice the compression ratio,therefore it takes alot of amps to start it and that is why you have 2 batteries. No it still only has one solenoid for the starter but it has to use a gear reduction starter instead of a conventional one.
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)
if you notice this van should have a statrer solenoid on the fender as well as on the starter, clean the body of the solenoid on the fender area and make sure that the ground cable is secure and tight do not wiggle which is just making it loose if it is so go under the vehicle and make sure that the cable is tight