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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: won't start
I take it the ignition light on the dash illuminate? if so you need to get to the starter and check that it is earthed well (check the body of the started - the yoke or bracket) and that the main positive ( the thick wire on the solenoid from the battery positive terminal) is good. Then you need to hold the key to start whilst checking that the smaller wire to the solenoid is positive.
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Bad earth or live are self explanitary and easily fixed, no 'pull in' is a little more complex and can be a multitude of faults but we'll get to that later
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
SOURCE: ignition problems
Hey there Krabbe,
Since you are considering changing the ignition switch, I'm going to assume an above average mechanical ability on your part.
Sight unseen, I'd check the starter and solenoid first. They are easy to prove/disprove as the problem. The procedure for replacing the ignition switch is much more involved.
The solenoid on a Ford is usually near the battery and easily accessed. It has two heavy cables and a thinner gauge wire attached to it.
Before doing any testing, make sure the transmission is in Neutral or Park with the Parking Brake on.
Applying +12V to the terminal the thinner wire is attached to should engage the solenoid and cause the starter to crank the engine. You can use a small jumper (alligator clip type).
If the starter engages, you were right. Next stop the ignition switch. I'll get the replacement procedure written up for you.
If the Solenoid gives a solid CLICK, but the starter doesn't spin, use a screwdriver to short the two heavy solenoid terminals. If the starter spins up now, the solenoid is the problem. If not, it's the Starter.
The way we proceed depends on the results though. Please respond with what happened with the test. I'll get you going.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
SOURCE: when i turn the ignition
The problem is the Main line switch. Replace the same problem will be solved hopefully hopefully. In main line switch there are 3 positions one for off, one for accessories and other for start. In case of your problem the contact which has to close in start position is not happenning. or the wire corresponding to this contact coming from the main line switch is cut.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
check your starter relay in the power distribution center. if you are not getting any crank. with a test light or dvom you can check the small signal wire on your starter solenoid when the key is in the crank position there should be power on this wire. it sounds like you are not getting signal to the starter from the ignition switch
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Had the same problem. There was something loose under the fuse box on the drivers side under the hood, If I moved it, the lights on the i/p and drl lights came on and it would start
Posted on May 18, 2009
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