1999 Ford Contour 2.5 6 cylinder. Stalled. Now it wont turn over
Turn the key, all dash lights turn on, battery is fully charged. Jumped the starter directly from the battery to the back side of the starter. Turned over great. I know you are supposed to hold in the clutch for it to turn over, and have done that. When I turn the key to on you can here a relay close. Any help would be appreciated. I need my car back
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Sounds like starter motor given your slow to no turnover, I assume your new battery has full charge, if not, check with meter, it may be a defective battery, or another issue with connections, did you clean cable connections when you put in new battery? I assume your engine was running properly before battery change and is not partially seized due to overheating or low oil.
Do all the lights...headlights, etc.....turn on and are bright like it has a fully charged battery? If so, try tapping on the starter with a small hammer or whatever. If the starter will now turn the engine over, it is time for a starter motor replacement. 11 year old starter might have given up by now.
It sounds like you have a fuseable link that has melted... Check down by the starter... There may be another connector and main power terminal in the left side of the engine compartment but remember when you look inside the engine compartment it will be on your right....
If you turn the key and you hear a click and the motor is not moving your starter is probably bad. Everything can work on your car and the starter can be bad all by itself.
Check and see if your wiper is inthe correct position,sometimes we accidently move it without knowing.
If headlight do not come on, leave them on and start check ground and power.
If headlights do come on then locate the starter and fine something to tape on it, not too hard,
but before u can do this have someone set inside the car with the key turn in the start position...
this sounds easy now i under stand that your windows and lights are working but let me tell you somethig speciel
if you have a motor in an remote control car it is not running then you go and check it in a torch and it works this is why
a starter motor on a car uses a lot of power and is very high draw (takes alot from the battery) a light or a power window motor uses less so it can provide the power needed where the starter motor needs more and it can not provide
hope you get what i mean
if i put a motor out of a corsa (1.4, 4 cylinder verry small motor) and put is in a bus it wont move it cause it is too hard then if i put it in a go cart it will fly tyr a new battery or see if you can borrow a friends to test it if it starts with a fully charges battery then all you need is a battery if not let me know more and i will do some home work for you