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2002 Taurus won't start.

Thought it was the connection to the solenoid. If I tapped it, or if I jumped across the 2 solenoid poles the car would start. Was very erratic, it would start then it wouldn't. Now nothing I do works. The battery is good, but sounds dead (often with a clicking noise like bad solenoid.) Won't turn starter even if I jump across solenoid poles. Could it be a bad solenoid and or starter? If I buy a new starter, will it come with solenoid mounted? Car has 3.0 duratec engine. Thanks for any help.

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  • mprater2 Jan 22, 2009

    Problem solved. It was a bad starter. Thanks for the input.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    The car won't even make a noise when turning over. If someone taps on the starter it will turn over but won't stay running

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All I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter

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