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Everything has power, but engine will not crank or even click when attempted to start.

My 1989 mercury cougar started fine a few days ago, i had to replace the battery due to power loss, when i did, i tryed to start it, and it didnt even crank, there was plenty of power, but it didnt crank. So i put the old battery back in, and charged it using a plug in charger, and there was power, but still didnt crank? there isnt an anti-theft system that i know of, and there is fuel and the fuel pump is not tripped, and working. Everything else has power but when i go to start it, it doesnt even click.

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  • 89cougarls May 25, 2009

    thanks a bunch, i wanted to make sure before i started rippin them parts out...

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Could be a bad ground cable .replace battery cables if they havent been change in a while.if it still dont crank .remove starter have it tested.at advance auto parts and auto zone. if starter good.replace starter solenoid or relay.

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