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2008 mariner will not start

Starter and solenoid have been checked out. new battery installed. worked for 2 days then nothing. battery seems be fine. cannot jump with cables

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It may be the park switch. Try taking it out of park and starting it in neutral. Hope this helps

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Could be one of two things.

1. Your starter motor is no good.
2. If you turn on your lights and try to start the car and they dim to almost black, then you need to check the battery connections.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Taurus won't start.

all I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter

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remove and clean your battery terminals ,that should help,you should hear a click from the starter when you try ,otherwise could be your starter

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have battery load tested at locale auto parts. you may have a bad cell .if ok sounds like a selinoid problem

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replace the starter solenoid

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