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2000 ford windstar won't start

Power is to everything lights, dash lights ect but when the key is turn to start the engine there is nothing. We have replaced the battery cables & Starter. I checked all fueses what is the problem?

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Also check to see if anti theft light is flashing some of them will disingage the starter

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Most parts stores can bench test the starter. Also verify that when you turn the key on that there is a click in the relay cluster under the hood by the battery which would be the starter relay activating to power the starter solenoid. If you fail to hear this click then locate and swap the relay with one that does work like the headlamps. If again this fails to work, (assuming you bench tested the starter and it passed) you can try bypassing the relay with a paperclip after probing the contacts and finding a power in and a lead that is not grounded by using the ohm meter to probe it to the battery ground. If you feel comfortable to try this and it cranks and starts or at least cranks, then suspect the neutral safety switch. This is possibly located on the transmission or the steering column at the gear shift selector. This switch only allows the vehicle to be started in park or neutral with an automatic. I doubt its a manual, but if so then check the clutch switch at the top of the clutch, just put a paper clip in its connector and try starting the van while out of gear. But in cases like this if the starter passes a bench test then usually the neutral switch or starter relay has failed.

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CHECK FOR POWER IN THE STARTER SEE IF YOU HAVE POWER

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