Question about 2005 Mercury Mariner
The radio and lights work fine and I checked the battery and it seems to be fine. There is no clicking when I turn the key, the car just will not start.
Hi Gregg. Check for first move the battery terminals if are well clean giving a good contact. If are the culprits just clean them well for a contact and then try the key. Check also for a good cleaned earthing cable.
Posted on May 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are sure it is not the battery then it has to be the starter. If it makes just one click when you turn the key then the noise you are hearing is the starter solenoid. This means the starter gear is engaging with the flywheel but the motor is no longer working and is not turning the engine over. I hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
CHECK BATTERY CABLES AND FOR CORROSION,A BAD GROUND OR BAD CONNECTION WILL CREATE ENOUGH RESISTANCE TO PREVENT STARTER TO CRANK OVER ENGINE. IF BATTERY HAS 12V DOESN'T MEAN IT'S GOOD,IT COULD HAVE ON 100 CCA'S, NOT ENOUGH.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Have a load test done on the battery. If it checks out good, take a voltmeter to the battery and have an assistant rotate the engine. If you see more than a 2 volt drop when the car is being started, the starter is heading south.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
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Depends on the sound that it makes when you turn the key over.
Clicking noise...usually the starter
If it sounds like its going to start, but doesnt, most likely the battery.
If you have replaced the battery recently, then its the alternator.
Sometimes there can be oil build up over the spark plugs so it doesnt get the spark to start.
Hope you get it fixed!!
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
first check battery voltage. should be 12 volts or a little over. IF the battery is low then charge battery and then load test battery. If you remove you battery and take it to local parts store most will check for you. if battery load test good but was low on voltage then I would check to see that alternator is charging while engine is running. should be charging aprox 13.9 volts. if battery had full voltage and load tested good then most likely the starter is bad.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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