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Ford KA will not start even though new starter motor and battery has been fitted

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You may need to shim the starter and I would have the starter tested.It is not uncommon to purchase a faulty elecrical part of any type from a part store.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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I had same problem in varius trucks and motorhomes with the same engine size (460)and this is caused by excesive heat from the engine in all 460's,when hot if I stoped at a gas station to fill,once I tryed to start it again it felt like the battery was almost dead and bearly turned the engine over.what I did was that I added an after market engine oil cooler and that fixed the problem.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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have you checked your starter relay it is under your hood in the fuse block

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Before you go changing out the starter check for a burnt out fusible link going to the starter it will look like a wire but acts as a fuse and they burn in two just like a fuse. The symptoms you just describe are those of a burnt fusible link.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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Car wont start has charged battery lights and radio come on new starter. drainging battery even though the battery is fully charged its reading its not tempature gauge reading hot but its not runn

If the problem began when (or soon after) installing the new starter, start checking there. Ensure that all cables to the starter are tight. As a second possibility, if the new starter was actually a rebuilt replacement, the solenoid could be faulty. (I went through three rebuilt starters on my son's truck until we got one that worked properly.)

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Ford Ka starter motor won't start but makes whirring sound. It usually takes 3 turns of the iginition to start

Sounds like the solenoid is bad on the starter..Starter probably needs replacing.

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I have a 97 ford taurus new battery, wire connections ground n hot, new starter still turns slow with help of jump everything checks good i think maybe short in fuse box under hood ? while pressing on...

if its had a new battery fitted but it still needs a jump it still could be the start motor or the wrong battery fitted 72ah min i think is the minuem for your vehicle, it could also be a faulty starter, or it could at worst be a stiff engine.

Aug 24, 2017 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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My car wont start and its making a clicking noise..i think its the starter but how can i be sure?

Use a sounding rod: rest the end of a long metal bar or a very long screwdriver against the starter motor, try to rest it on the smaller cylinder parallel to it. Make sure that you have no hair or loose clothing dangling into the engine bay and place the other end of the bar against your ear. Get someone to try and start the car. You should hear a very definite click from the smaller cylinder, slightly less so from the starter motor itself, and even less form all other parts getting less as you go further away.

If you tap the end of the bar sharply with a hammer (whilst against the smaller cylinder) and then try to start you'll often find that the car starts. It's not foolproof though.

The small cylinder is an integral part of the starter and is called the starter solenoid. It's a heavy duty electrical switch which acts as a power relay. The small amount of current going through the ignition switch turns on the solenoid which then passes a very large current direct from the battery to the starter motor. Over time, the switch contacts get burnt and dirty and don't pass enough current to the starter motor.

The solenoid cannot be replaced as a separate item, so the fix is to replace the complete starter motor assembly. By the time that the solenoid needs changing the starter motor is usually not far off wearing out as well, typically the whole assembly lasts around 70,000 to 100,000 miles before failing, but it can be a lot less if the vehicle makes many starts every day.

Starter motor replacement is a quick and easy DIY job to any home mechanic with a basic socket set and a little bit of practical sense and a reconditioned exchange motor with a warranty is usually around £40 to £60. At those prices it's not worth fitting a used motor with barely any warranty unless you pay less than a tenner for it.

If you aren't able to do the job yourself, ask at a Ford dealer; the motor will be more expensive (from £70) but fitting is often free under their FastFit scheme. A professional will take up to half an hour typically to fit the motor (should be able to do it in under fifteen minutes!).

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Sep 29, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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1988 Ford Ranger truck, new battery and new alternator but car won't start, it just clicks?

the clicks are a signature of a bad battery, since your is new, it probally is not bad, i would try to jump the car with cables, even though your battery is new, you dont know how long is sat ont he shelf before you took it home, may be weak, 1 good jump to get the motor going and the alternator will charge it right up so wont have to so it again....

the only other thing is the starting system left to look at if that dont work is the starter, try banging on it a little with a hammer, not to hard though, as someone turns the key, this will sometime free up a locked up solinoid.

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Mar 21, 2010 | 1988 Ford Ranger

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1989 Econoline 351 started the van today and the starter motor stuck, then later today the van was dead. It has no power at all. The battery is new the ignition module is new. I am stuck. Andrew

If the starter motor remained engaged when you released the key, the underlying cause is likely a bad starter solenoid (first item the positive battery cable connects to after the battery) Remaining engaged, can damage the starter itself. Replace the solenoid, check the starter and you should be finished. (Or also replace the starter if it was damaged)
If the starter was stuck and not engaging, the bendix drive inside the starter has failed...In that case it's best to change the starter as even though it's replaceable, generally by the time it needs replacement the starter is worn in other areas and would need complete overhaul.

Nov 18, 2009 | 1989 Ford Econoline

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Rv well not start starter well click but well not turn motor over and battery is at full charge

even though the battery can measure a full voltage (which measure a difference in potenual) the battery can still be bad by not being able to provide enough current to the starter to turn motor over. if you have a battery charger that can be used to jump start the car or use jumper cables from another running car and it starts the problem is the batt. if it doesnt start the you have to check if starter is binding up. this could be from engine siezing up or starter binding on fly wheel

Oct 24, 2009 | 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty DRW SuperCab

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check all wires running from the batt to the starter motor. if the wires are tight and fitting quite well, its the starter itself. remove it and test for voltage and motor function at your local auto parts shop.

Feb 04, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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