Will not turn over or even try to turn over. has hot battery and was running fine until parked now will not do anything. also has a different chime alert
Automobiles: 1996 Mercury Sable
Something electrical corroded while it was parked.
connection between battery cable and (lead) battery connector - look for green corrosion of copper wire
cable going from battery to starter motor corroded
corroded ring terminal on starter motor threaded terminal
ignition switch contact corroded at the "start" position
Battery delivers 12 volts, but fails to deliver proper CCA/fails load test
starter motor inoperative
starter solenoid seized/immobile
engine ground wire missing/broken/corroded terminal(s) - frame-to-engine
starter relay failed/corroded terminal(s)
wire from starter relay to starter corroded/missing/corroded terminal(s)
For completeness, here's the Troubleshooting Guide for 1996 Mercury Sable:
Priority Action Part Type Cause
1 Inspect Ignition Switch - Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch.
2 Inspect Battery - Battery Discharged or Faulty.
3 Inspect Battery Cable - Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
4 Inspect Starter Solenoid - Starter Solenoid Faulty.
5 Inspect Starter - Starter Motor Faulty.
6 Inspect Wireset - Worn or Damaged Spark Plug Wires.
7 Inspect Ignition Coil - Faulty Ignition Coil.
8 Inspect Distributor Cap - Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Cap.
9 Inspect Spark Plug - Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s).
10 Inspect Distributor Rotor - Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Rotor.
11 Inspect Fuel Tank - Fuel Tank Empty.
12 Inspect Carburetor - Worn, Faulty or Damaged Carburetor.
13 Inspect Fuel Pump - Faulty Fuel Pump.
14 Inspect Choke - Stuck or Improperly Functioning Choke.
15 Inspect Fuel Filter - Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter.
16 Inspect Fuel Pump Relay - Faulty Fuel Pump Relay.
17 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator - Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator.
18 Inspect Fuel Pump - Low Fuel Pressure.
19 Inspect Engine Control Computer - Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The EEC.
20 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer - Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainer.
Dec 02, 2011 |
1996 Mercury Sable