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I have a 99 Ford Contour. It won't turn over. The battery shows 12.6 vdc, I took the starter out and had it tested, it tested fine. I changed the starter relay under the dash that didn't fix it. I als

I have a 99 Ford Contour. It won't turn over. The battery shows 12.6 vdc, I took the starter out and had it tested, it tested fine. I changed the starter relay under the dash that didn't fix it. I also bought a new ignition switch and that didn't fix it. The dash lights come on and the fuel pump sometimes comes on and sometimes not. I am kind of at a loss now. Any suggestions?

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Start at the power source your battery. Just because it says 12.6v don't mean it is good. It may not have enough amps to crank engine. Pull the battery and have it load tested. Almost any parts store will check that for you.

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SOURCE: Ford Escort 1998 fuel pump not working.

good old ford lol, try looking at the crank sensor its located at the front of the engine tucked in right hand side of exhaust manifold and gearbox, two pin plug, i have also known these to have no end of faults with the fusebox.
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SOURCE: where is the starter relay on a 94 Honda Accord

Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 1992 Toyota Camry won't crank

Check the ground cable going from the battery to
alternator, then to chassis. Make sure there is no
rust at the chassis ground wire terminal, and that it
is very tight. The fusible link will be off the alternator
red power cable,usually, but not 100% on that car.
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SOURCE: 2001 ford focus will not start. The engine will

I will try to help you. You are correct about the starting fluid, if it has fire starting fluid should do something. So the problem must be either no fire to the plugs or the timing belt is broke.

Check to see if the plugs have spark. If they do not, then get with the Autoparts store and ask if your car needs a Ignition relay to run. Then ask if your car takes a rubber timing belt. If your car does not have a rubber timing belt try the Ignition relay. If you do have a rubber belt check behind the shield in front of the engine to see if the timing belt is broke.

The timing belt is different than the serpetine belt that drives the pulleys. Cars with rubber timing belts have both belts. Should your timing belt be broken it is not an expensive repair. But you will need to details on replacement of that part.

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SOURCE: My 1990 Ford F250 won't start but has new starter, battery and ignition switch

Have you checked for 12 volts coming in going out of the the starter solenoid switch that is mounted passenger side fenderwell.

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