Question about 1998 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Car won't start

Car wont start, radio and bells come one, all I hear is one click

Posted by on

  • sabrinanardi May 30, 2009

    Thank you very much, you were right the connection not being good at the battery. The battery was new in March of this year and it turns out that they should have replaced the connections, too. There was a lot of corrosion which I did clean off and I was able to get a jump start so I could have it looked at. Thank you again! I was panicking that it was a much more serious problem.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 204 Answers

Take your batterie cables off the battery and clean them really good. the best way to clean a battery cable is to go and buy a box of arm and hammer baking soda for the .50 cents and what you do is put a small amount of water on the cables and then dump the baking soda on them and slowly add more water. Baking soda is the only thing that nutralizes sulferic acid. and if you ever get battery acid on your self you can use the baking soda to nutralize it and stop the burning and the eating of the acid. but it sounds to me that you are not getting a good connection at the battery and also check to see if your cables are tight.
please rate me if you would and i hope this helps you out
thank you
aaron

Posted on May 29, 2009

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 293 Answers

SOURCE: Car won't start but keep hearing a clicking sound.

This sounds to me like a dead battery, or your terminals might be loose check that and let me know. Good luck

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wont start


a short or a fuse

Jun 04, 2013 | 2007 Toyota Corolla CE

1 Answer

Car wont start


Check the battery. After that check the starter solenoid. The starter itself is ok since you hear 'clicking.'

Apr 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

95 jeep grand cherkee clicking noise passenger side under dash radio won't come on while car is running or key in start position but will in acessory position also interior lites blink while car i


try this.. disconnect the vehicle battery entirely, connect a 10 amp battery charger to the car connectors matching the terminal leads..and power the car with the charger..you should hear a hum or buzz in whichever relay or circuit breaker is bad.. replace this relay and the lights and stuff should work..the charger will not direct-short but the guage may go full over indicating a malfunction..or extreme load.. maybe a window switch might be fried..you should be able to hear any issues as long as power is coming from the charger only...repost findings..

Jan 27, 2013 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus. My wife left the radio running with the ignition off for a short while. Now the car won't turn over, won't start, won't jump. There is one click when trying to s


The click you are hearing is most likely the start slenoid making contact, however you should short the large wires @ the solenoid to make certain the starter still doesn't run, if so try tapping the starter with a hammer to shift the comutator a litle and try to start. Even if it now starts the starter will continue to give you problems so the proper fix is change the starter

Sep 22, 2012 | 2000 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

My 2009 dodge journey won't start, the lights bells and everything else works but all the car does when i try is click


i would check battery connections and test battery. a battery can have a bad cell and run lights but not have enough amps to spin a stater. if everything on battery is good i would suspect a bad starter

Sep 14, 2012 | 2009 Dodge Journey

1 Answer

If the radio works but the car won't start could it still be the battery


Yes.it takes more amps.to start your vehicle than run the radio

Sep 10, 2012 | Chevrolet Cobalt Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1991 toyota camry turns over but wont start


i have a 91 camry Dx the radio and lights come on but the car won't start up i don't hear any clicking sound when i try to start the car up

Apr 23, 2012 | 1991 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

I just drove my kia rio to work, got out, went inside for 10 minutes, came back out, turned key to start car and all the bells and whistles come on like it normally does when I start my car but then it...


SOUND LIKE BAD STARTER SOLENOID.IF YOU HEAR LIKE CLICKING NOISE.CHECK BATTERY CABLE FOR TIGHTNESS AND CLEAN FREE FROM CORROSSION.CHECK BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 12.5 VOLTS.IF NOT BATTERY HAS WEAK CELL IN IT.IF YOU HAVE TO REPLACE BATTERY.TURN OFF RADIO BEFORE DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE SO YOU WONT LOCK OUT RADIO CODE.

Oct 14, 2010 | 2005 Kia Rio

1 Answer

My 2001 Impala wont start, battery reads good on an amp meter as well as the alternatior, when key is placed in the ignition all bells and whistles blow but car wont start.


What are you using to "read" the battery? A multi-meter, perhaps? A battery can show 12 volts on a multi-meter and still not have enough voltage to start a car. The voltage will be adequate to operate most electrical functions but inadequate to crank the car. If you hear a clicking sound when you turn the key, the starter is not getting enough voltage.
You should have the battery "load tested." Most auto parts places do this at no charge.

Apr 20, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

Car wont start


try resetting your computer

Jun 17, 2009 | 1997 Mercury Sable

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

173 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5581 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...