Question about 1995 Mercury Sable
My battery is new, tested and fully charged. The interior lights burn brightly when doors opened. Initially the click, click, click sounded when the key was turned. Now, there is very little to no noise when turning the key. I've tapped the solenoid up near the battery, against the fender; attempting to start produced nothing. Is there anything, I, a 64-yr old woman can do? I consider myself fairly good with tools, and mechanically skilled and definitely would like to at least trace what the problem might be before seeking a mechanic"s help if it turns out the starter needs to be replaced. I understand there is is an ignition switch or relay switch that could also be bad. However, I cannot find that yet although I read it is up against the firewall. I took the cover off the fuse box but have not pulled any to test. Should I do that? I do have a test meter but do not know where to start trouble-shooting. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any guidance! Kay
Posted by Anonymous on
If the starter is the original, I would suspect it needs replacement.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Follow the thick wire from the starter's solenoid, back to the battery, if there is a unit with 2 connections (inline with the wire) then thats the second solenoid.
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: My 1995 Cougar XR7 V8
Check the fusible link between the battery and the fuse box under the hood. Just follow the positive battery cable towards the fuse box where it looks like there's a cable going in and a cable coming out. the cover slides up to access the fusible link. take off the two nuts with a 1/2 inch wrench, pull the cables off and remove the link. It should be marked as a 175 amp fuse. Run to the auto parts store to buy a replacement. reinstall. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 25, 2011
Check all wires running to battery. Check the battery ground(black) cable for sure. Make sure it is getting a good ground. If necessary unbolt the ground and clean up with a wire brush or wheel.
Posted on Jul 01, 2011
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