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2004 FORD TAURUS WONT START. WHEN TRY TO TURN ENGINE OVER, HEAR ONE CLICK, THEN NOTHING. TESTED BATTERY, GOT 12.6 VOLTS. TESTED WHAT I THINK WAS THE SYLANOID, KEY IN OFF POSITION, GOT 12.6 VOLTS. TRIED TAPPING STARTER WHILE TURNING OVER, ONE CLICK, THEN NOTHING. NEED ADVICE ON WHERE TO START. aLSO GOT A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT THAT WHEN DIAGNOSED, SAYS MISSFIRE. PLEASE HELP.

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  • justinsonmor Jun 27, 2009

    cables were on tight. even tried to jump the car. got same click. im pretty sure the click is the solenoid engaging. tested the big cable going from battery to solenoid while trying to start, (crank position) and the voltage staid the same, no drop in voltage. ive had three mechanics tell me its probally the starter so im going that route. if you have any more input, will love to hear it. thank you.

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Just a wild shot in the dark are the battery cables on real tight also you should get @ 13 vdc on a good battery

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