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1987 bronco will not start

The only way I can start my bronco is by jumping the starter solenoid(touching a screw driver on the 2 bolts) I have put a new starter in, have replaced the solenoid 3 times so its not cause its a bad solenoid, and have just put in a new ignition switch( under the steering column). what the hell can be the problem. I turn my key and it just clicks.

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Ford used alot of fuseable links, mostly around starter selenoid, look around for them and everyone you find try pulling them apart if there bad or burnt they will pull apart and there is your problem. If you don't find one burnt, than its got to be in the wire comming from the switch, heck there might be one of them fuseable links in that wire too.I never had to go that far to find a burnt one it was always around the selenoid or starter.

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Sounds like you either have a bad ground or high resistance in the wire going from ignition switch to starter solenoid.

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