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Starter relay clicks when you turn ignition key on

Starter relay on passenger side wheel well, clicks when you turn ignition key on. Will not start.Have full charged battery. Lights donot dim when you turn key on. Bad Relay?

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I would think bad starter. Remove it and have it tested to find out. It could also be the starter solenoid gone bad.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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No this is either caused by a defective starter solenoid (on starter) or a defective positive battery (red) cable, both are common on this year of explorer.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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