Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
My problem is very similar. Replaced the battery 4 months ago and keep clamps tight and terminals free of corrosion. Most of the time it will start right up, but as of late it acts like it is not getting any juice. The instrument panel lights will sometimes blink or dim while turning the key to start. Sometimes the sylenoid will "click."
I have somewhat isolated it to a faulty ground. The negative battery cable gets very hot to the touch after repeated attempts to start and upon moving the cable around, while ignition is on the clicking noise is heard again. Tonight I will investigate further and let you know what I find.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The first thing I would do is go to Autozone and have the engine codes read. All of the codes that have been triggered will still be stored in the computer. Is the AC on when you hear this clicking. I think it might just be the AC clutch making the noise. Try to narrow down the source of the noise, and it would not hurt to clean the battery cables. Test one thing at a time to avoid confusion. Let me know what you find out.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Does it make the loud click just once, or will it continue to click when you turn the key?
If it is just once, then there is still a bad connection someplace for the main power. If it continues to click every time you turn the key to "start", then it is probably the starter solenoid itself that is bad. There are two big terminals (bolts) on the solenoid, and if you connect a 12V test light or meter across them, you should see power there. If the light doesn't go out (or very dim) when you turn the ign. to 'start', then the solenoid is bad. If the light goes out and the starter doesn't turn, then there is something wrong with the starter. I suspect the solenoid also because it works better with a strong charge on the battery.
Posted on May 19, 2009
neutral safety switch also if the shifter handle is real loose the assm might be bad there known to break or the bushings to get warn out.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
SOURCE: 95 F250 not starting
You said you tightened the battery cables, did you check the other end of the negative where it bolts to the engine. When you tightened the cables you also used a battery brush and cleaned the posts and ends?
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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