Question about Ford Five Hundred
Could be the safety switch on the brake pedal lever. If the switch is loose, it will not allow the starter relay to get power.
This can also mean the brake lights may not work at times. This is a common problem because the driver's feet can bump the switch.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds to me like there is a short in the starting system that is causing this (or it's wired wrong). Ford starter solenoids are known for problems. The reason the starter will turn after the cable is disconnected is because the circuit (or in this case short circuit) has been broken . I'll bet if you replace the starter solenoid, your problem will be solved. I think it's just "shorting-to-ground". Good Luck!
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Most likely it's either your selenoid or your starter. But before you buy one, have someone turn the key tro crank position while you tap the selenoid with the hammer. If it starts, you have a bad starter.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
starter is located behind the motor under the intake manifold, to replace remove the battery cable & air filter box and remove 2 15mm bolts that go through the bell housing into the starter then get under the car and remove 4 10mm nuts & bolts that attach a plate from intake to the block then remove 1 more 15mm bolt holding starter in and pull it back then nose first down then remove 10mm and 13mm nuts on starter solonoid removing cable and wiggle it out past the half shaft and vualla its out
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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