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1999 windstar will not start . Turn the key and it will click once . Has new battery . Maybe the starter ?

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The starter is malfunctioning at this time. it could also be a ignition issue as well. Here is a quick starter test procedure that will help you troubleshoot a bit. Use caution when testing.


A.Check for 12 volts on the large wire attached to the top terminal on the starter relay. It should have battery voltage. If not, the battery, terminals or wire is bad.



B.Next,check the small wire on the solenoid for power when the key is in the start position. Remove the small wire on the solenoid and have an assistant hold the key in the start position. Check the wire for battery voltage. If there is voltage, the starter is bad. If there is no voltage, replace the wire. Move on to section C if all is well with the starter.



C.Check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood on the left fender well. If it is good, check the relay by pulling it out and checking for power at one terminal with the key off. If there is no power, the problem is in the fuse box between the fuse and the relay. If there is power, have the assistant hold the key in the start position once again and check for power at another terminal from the ignition key. If there is power, the relay is bad. If there is no power, the starter circuit could be damaged.



D.Check to see if there is power to the neutral safety switch if there is no power at the relay. Use the voltmeter to check for power with the key in start. If there is power going in, check for power going out. If there is no power going in, the security system or ignition switch is suspect. If there is power going in and none coming out, the switch is bad. If there is power coming out, the problem is between the neutral switch and the relay.



E.Remove the cover on the bottom of the steering column. Check the solid yellow wire for power when the key is in the start position. If there is no power, the ignition switch is bad.

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