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I have a 1989 Ford Econoline 150 Van that won't start. We have replaced starter solenoid & ignition switch But we are not getting any power at all. The battery is good on it.

Our 1989 Econoline Van was starting just fine. When I got off work and tried to start it, it wouldn't even turn over. It sounded like the ignition was just turning. We replaced the starter solenoid, ignition switch, & ignition lock & key. The battery is good, but it doesn't seem to be getting any power to the starter, ignition, or anything. What else can we do?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 1989 Ford F-150 won't start

I have found that Ford products are very sensitive to poor grounds and poor connections at the battery or starter/ starter solenoid. Clean all grounds and terminal connectors really through. Don't just look and judge them to be clean. After market add on battery clamps will corrode where you put the cable into them. Be sure to take them apart and clean there also. Also ck to be sure your battery is putting out the cranking amps it is
rated at. If not sure take it to a shop and have it tested. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: 1990 ford f-150 nothing happens when ignition is turned on

Solenoid was not mentioned as replaced.

If it was not part of new starter...that's the culprit.

Ignition switch (smaller wire) activates the solenoid (heavier wire) which in turn activates the (high current) starter.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 ford econoline van wont

how can you say that you have power going to the coil and lot leaving it and still say its good?
kinda answered your own question there i think
just my opinion...
hope this helps

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

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SOURCE: My 2004 F250 won't start. The battery is good, all gauges work etc... When you turn the key the starter won't even click

more then likely its a bad starter. or the cable to starter.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012

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SOURCE: 92 gmc sierra k1500: changed key ignition, starter and solenoid fine, all connections to battery fine. Still won't start. Think it's the ignition switch or relay on the steering column. Wh

does it turn over or does it do nothing at all

Posted on Jan 19, 2012

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