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Starter clicks won't turn over. Battery charged.

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  • badbrains May 11, 2010

    Define 'charged'. A battery may appear to be fully charged, ie. 12 volts, but that doesn't always mean it has enough deep charge to start a vehicle.

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More than likely it is just the terminal that is green and corroded its very common on fords
inspect the big red power wire going to the starter solenoid
and you'll probably find out it will pull off without any effort
replace the terminal if necessary
don't go replacing expensive parts as suggested untill you have found the point of failure

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Weak or open circuit in the solenoid windings Get it replaced

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Smack the starter a few times with a blunt object.. It may free up. It will need to be repalced either way.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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