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01 mustang gt cranks once

I turned off the car to put gas in then when i went to start it it started clicking like a dead battery so i had a friend jump me and still did not work i changed the starter motor relay and now starter only clicks once and power cuts out

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Sounds to me that your starter is gone. There is one thing you can do, try tapping ya starter and then try starting the car. If it starts then you have what is called a dead spot in ya starter. The only fix for this is a new starter. Make sure that you dont have a bad wire going to your starter also. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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    gsxrandylee Dec 05, 2012

    could it be the starter? or can it be the ignition switch or is there anything with the clutch that may disable my car from cranking?

  • Glenn O'Donal Dec 06, 2012

    The best way to find out if it is safety switch is to jump it across the solenoild. But before you do that make sure your car is in Nuetrul and cant roll. Turn ya key on and jump it across the solenoild and if it starts then it could very well be your safety switch is gone.

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    gsxrandylee Dec 06, 2012

    jump across solenoid? how do i do that?

  • Glenn O'Donal Dec 07, 2012

    The best way to do it is put ya car in neutral and set the park break. ake a screw driver and jump across the two big terminals on ya selinoid. When you do this make sure your key is in the on position. You will see alot of sparks but dont let this bother you because it happens. They wont hurt you. The motor may start and run and if it does then you know you have a bad saftey switch . But if it dont and you only have sparks then your starter is bad. Hope this helps.



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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.

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either a bad body ground,or your tranny is locked up,did it run good before you shut it off?

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chances are it is the starter itself

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