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Where is the Ignition Relay Solenoid located on the 1998 ford taurus? I am told this is probably my problem My car will not turn over. If I jump the post on the starter mounted solenoid the starter spins but does not engage the engine. I had the starter tested and it worked fine on the bench. I replaced the starter relay i tthe fuse area.

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    hi from uk if starter tested ok and will not engage with flywheel when key start position ? and starter only spins ? may i suggest that you check the earth lead/s from battery to the engine and chassis/body make sure they are clean/secure you could do a quick check to verify if earth to engine is the problem? by connecting a jump lead to earth terminal on battery and the other end to a suitable point on the engine ensure a good firm contact then try starter on key ? if it works then earth to engine is fault i assume the small thin wire that connects to starter solenoid is clean and secure ? as this wire is the solenoid energizer that comes live when you turn key to start position hope this helps best wishes



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all I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter

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A solenoid needs so much power to kick in.  I think your battery is getting old and not at full capacity.  Hove it check and replace if needed.

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The starter is separate from the soleniod; It could be a part called the bendix on the starter itself. If you can remove it, take it to a auto parts store- they will check it for free.

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Check and see if starter is bolted up properly

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