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1999 ford explorer-Solenoid switch location?

Battery is fully charged and on clicks when trying to start. Cannot find solenoid switch. 4.0 sohv

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Solenoid switch is on top of starter . thare is also a starter relay in the fuse box under the hood . find this relay and see if it clicks when the key is turned over.get someone to turn key while you put your finger on the relay if its clicking then the starter solenoid is bad,some of thesesolenoids must be replaced with the starter.

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