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Ignition mercury mountaineer doesnt start , when i turn the key it doesnt even crank but everything else turns on fine. i just wont start

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  • jolmldn Dec 21, 2008

    i dont thing is battery battery is brand new and is fully tested an d its good.i also tried to manually crank and just cranked but never stared

  • jolmldn Dec 22, 2008

    i thing is the auto-theft security lock that inmobolises the engine ,because i read the owners manual an it says ,when you turn the key to start the car the theft light will flash rapidly when its armed and it does ,and when its not will flash every 3 seconds .so i thing auto-theft security lock alarm is armed .thanks for every one thoughts

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have just replaced the battery in fall of 2008, and just repalced starter in my 2002 mercury mountaineer, which it was not, and it still will not start. It was running fine, then I parked it, when I went to start it up 10 minutes later it would not start.

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Sounds like the battery is dead, you have just enough power to have the lights come on, but no cranking of the starter. Try putting the battery on a trickle charger, or hook up jumper cables to another car which is running. Let it run with the jumper cables connected for two mintues before you try and start your car.

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  • Greg Dec 21, 2008

    Try the starter, if you can find where it is tap it gently with a hammer. You might have a bad spot on the starter which will not allow the car to crank. If this is the case then you should obviously change the starter. We have to try and elimiate all the possibilities, it could be a bad cylinder where you put the key in which is not making contact, bad starter, or perhaps an electrical connection which is bad on the starter, you can also check those, make sure there is no corrosion on the contact points.



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