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Ok 1990 lincoln town car.I ran new ground wire on.I ran new positive wire to the starter's solenoid.The starter will engage and turn.as soon as i put the starter back in the starter mount it clicks.

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Ground the motor and the body

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

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Try what danoyachtcap said first. If that does not fix it, you need to replace the entire starter assembly.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

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    danoyachtcap Apr 18, 2015

    Thanks Graybeard.

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Try turning over the engine with a wrench, manually. It might be seizing up.

First try to turn the engine over manually. If that's ok then try this:
While you're trying to start the car, have someone bang on the starter, under the car, not too hard. This will usually un-jam the pinion gear and it will turn over.
I had to do that and it worked great. Then i Just washed the tip of the pinion gear in a cleaner and it's worked now for 15 years.

Hope this is not it.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

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  • Clinton Christman
    Clinton Christman Apr 18, 2015

    The motor is not tight or locked up. I just can't get the starter to engage once mounted. Like its not grounded

  • danoyachtcap
    danoyachtcap Apr 18, 2015

    If the starter spins and the engine is not seized then the pinion gear is stuck.

  • Clinton Christman
    Clinton Christman Apr 18, 2015

    That the thing the car runs great when it gets started. Ive tried the hammer thing. Nothing. Is there another ground that connects to the starter mount assembly on the transmission side?

  • danoyachtcap
    danoyachtcap Apr 18, 2015

    No, when you bolt the starter to the engine, that's your good ground connection.. I'm still betting on the pinion gear is stuck, but you'll have to remove the starter and clean out the pinion gear..

  • Clinton Christman
    Clinton Christman Apr 18, 2015

    The starter solenoid clicks instead of the starter engaging. I can pull the starter out and lean it on the A-arm and the starter will engage and spin. But fails once mounted. I at a wall here

  • danoyachtcap
    danoyachtcap Apr 18, 2015

    If the starter runs on the bench, then I would say it fails in the car because you don't have a good connection from the battery negative cable and the engine. Check for no voltage existing between battery neg post and engine. Both static and with starter on. There has to be a loss of ground here.

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I don't believe there is a relay. Is the shift lever in park or neutral? Have you tried jiggling the shift lever? Check to see if you are getting power from one of the wires that go to the small terminals on the solenoid when the key is turned to start. If not, I suspect the neutral safety switch or the key switch.

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your barking up the wrong gum tree witht the starter motor ,you have an electrical supply problem on the battery terminal area with more than one wire connected or a dodgy earth cable from the engine to the chassis .i would be inclined to check and fit another earth cable from a good connection on the engine -(bell housing) and run it back to battery terminal to eliminate all posibilitys .before anything else ,make you own if you have to but only use copper cable .this is my last question for tonight ,have to go pick er indoors up from work now

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