Question about Ford Escort
I just changeed my plugs and wires drove the car around the block turned it off and now it won't start. All electricity works but I hear 1-3 faint clicks like the starter is trying to kick-in. When I check under the car one of the small leads on the started lookes like it was ripped out but I can't see where it could have been attached before. Where can I find a free online diagram of a starter before and after installation?
Tighten you connections, on the battery, and on the starter. Make sure all ground connections are secure, if you find any loose tighten them.
The clicking sound means no power to starter, or too much resistance in circuit (loose connections, "torn" wires, corroded connections) Clicking sounds could also be if you connected the starter wrong, but if it ran once it should run again. So, check all the wiring, make sure nothing is loose.
Starter wiring is rather simple :
Battery to Starter "Bat." terminal on solenoid from there solenoid has a wire going to the starter itself, and the starter grounds through mounting bolts to the engine.
PS - If your battery nodes/connections are dirty and corroded clean them, give them a good scrubbing and then reconnect securely.
Posted on May 10, 2009
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