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Trouble shooting starter problem ...

I have a 94 ford taurus with flex fuel and a 3.0 v-6. I have a dead short in the starter circut. i removed the solinoid wire and started engine with a lead to the battery. I know nothing about fords, my question is where is the starter relay and or the ignition componants ( i know the starter is working correctly )

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  • pete_shaw888 May 19, 2009

    I have checked all the fuses in the car and replaced any that where blown, they are okey . car still wont start

    ignition switch in the collum is also working . is there a relay under the hood that i should look at? if so where is it ?

    thanks for your time in this matter.

  • pete_shaw888 May 19, 2009

    after following the wire harnees I located a fusable link in line. cut out the link and replaced with a low gage wire ( shunt like ). engine and starter working fine now . thank you for your help.

    take care and god bless,,, Pete



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There is actually not a starter relay that is what the solenoid does. there is an ignition switch in the steering column that runs the power to the solenoid that is fused in the fusebox should be labeled crank and should be 5 amp or smaller fuse

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  • jon fuller May 19, 2009

    no there is no relay the starter solenoid is the high amprage relay in the system when turning the key to start you should get 12v at the small wire running to the starter. unless this car has the passlok system in it there will be nothing between the ignition switch and the starter. if it does have passlok then the keys need to be read by the computer before it will get fuel and spark but it will still crank



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