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I have a lincoln mk lll won't start when key is on

I have a lincoln mk lll with 460 won't start when key is on no juice at coil and when I turn it to start it only makes a kinda ping noise i have a new starter and battery I can jump the starter and it turns over and if i run juice to the coil it starts up.please advise thanks

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  • camcbride8 Sep 26, 2009

    thanks for your responce,the car had no starter when i bought it,but i hooked up the wire correctly,the red wire i hooked to the s terminal and the tan colored one to the r terminal (resister)ofcource the battery cable to the big terminal anyways i ran a wire to the s term and touched it to the battery and the car turns over.I couldn't find a ballist resister anywhere usually they are on the firewall or by the coil.there is a flat piece of rubber looking thing that the two wires that go to the solinoid run through,hanging down by th pass side.Don't know what that is? Question does this car have a nuetral safty switch? and is it located on the steering colum?but wouldn't the nuetral switch just keep it from getting juice to the starter.nothing to do with coil?

  • camcbride8 Sep 26, 2009

    also i am trying to find a schematic for the wiring on the internet i was told there is a site you can download wiring schematics for free?

  • camcbride8 Sep 27, 2009

    ok found a relay on firewall next to brake booster mounted on a ruber block every time i try to start car it pings could this be a start relay? it has three wires yellow red and pink the yellow and red are thicker guage wires maybee a 10 the pink about a 18 then it also has a ground wire that goes to firewall.could this be my problem

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That should be easy for you. Ign sw,safety sw,ballast resistor if you have one,bad ground at coil. How about starter solenoid wires on wrong terminals. Did the old starter work as wired now!! How about a schematic to make this go away quicker. Iam a 60's guy also like the mk111 . Wife has a 2004 LS

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