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2001 Ford Windstar - will not start. "Clicking" but will not turn over. Replaced the starter/solenoid unit. Battery is charged. 230,000 miles, regular oil change. What next?

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Make sure the battery cables are in good condition. Also check to see if the negative battery cable is securely attached to a good ground.

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This procedure usually works:
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Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
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This is just a suggestion for a start, this problem is sometimes caused by the Trans-axle Positioning solenoid. It's a place to begin after a new starter has been installed and it still won't turn over.

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