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I have a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer that won't start,i park my car on that street (is a hill, my front end is up about 10" to 12")and now won't start i try that reset bottom (is good) i have gas about (1/2 tank)When I turn the key, it makes the sound of the truck about to start but quickly goes to a clicking noise. i just got a new battery for it & nothing .Any suggestions would be appreciated..Thanks!!!!!

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  • lema03 Nov 12, 2009

    my battery terminals are good. My truck sound like is going to start thats it i try and try and try i hear my starter doing hes job but no results,i press the gas pedal but it does not smell like gas,i can't find the solinoid i follow the wire but a takes me to a place that i can't see,do you think is the gas filter? im going nuts

  • lema03 Nov 12, 2009

    TCHERSVC Thanks for trying help me i real appreciated!!!!!!

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As you describe your problem .it sounds like a classic low battery/bad connection problem. since you have replaced the battery ,did you clean the battery terminals?follow your positive cable to the starter solenoid check that all connections are tight , you might try loosening and re-tightening .
because you stated that you hear the clicking noise meaning the solenoid is trying to work.we can by pass this with jumper cables or not your favorite pliers, on the nuts not the threads jump from post to post on the solenoid starter should engage , if not check your neg connections . if bypassing solinoid worked get a new solenoid

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