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2003 lincoln town car.hit a big pothole and engine shut off.

There is lots of power at the battery but no crank at the starter.every thing else seems ok except when i turn on the ignition the trip od goes from the 3 digit numbers to three flat lines - - -.checked the starter conection seems good.thanks

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  • elitelimo Apr 19, 2009

    thanks theroadis:what should the voltage drop be.i forgot to mention that i flipped over the main fuse panel and jumped the starter relay and the engine cranked but did not start.thanks for any help you can provide.

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With this type of electrical problem, as with many...The first thing you look for is a bad ground. Start with negative cable from battery. Follow it down to the frame. Make sure the connections are tight, clean, and undamaged. make sure you have a ground from: Bat to frame, bat to engine, engine to frame.Next, ck your Positive connection at the starter, as well as the solenoid (smaller wire) Take your multimeter and connect to your positive lead...watch for voltage drop while trying to crank.

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