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I have a 1998 ford windstar it has the 3.8 i just replaced the starter and the battery but it still wont crank over it just clicks

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Please Place the gear selector in "N" and see what happens.

Then, Connections at starter selenoid, failing battery terminal (or bad connector). A battery could have a broken plate inside that will not feed power to the starter - sometimes.

Check battery voltage.. If 12.5 or better - ok
Have a helper start the engine while you monitor the battery voltage - if, while in the start position, the voltage drops below 10 volts, replace the battery.

If the battey voltage holds at better than 12 volts, then You try to identify a bad positive cable connection between the battery and the starter as follows":
* Have your helper place the key in the start positition and HOLD IT THERE until the engine turns over.
*If, while in the start positition, engine does not turn over, then you should check for connections at the battery terminal---starter selenoid---selenoid output---starter connection. Again, all with the key in the start position.

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Sometimes the starter gets jambed up due to poor lube on the bendix. try hitting the housing with a hammer. You can take the starter out and bench rebuild or just replace it its not a hard job,

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