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2004 Mercury Mountaineer Problem...wont turn over

I replaced the starter and the battery but it still won't turn over. The starter was a bit worn. the interior gauges flutter up and down when i try to start it. I'm not sure if its a short or possible a bent fly-wheel. any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.... thanx

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  • jason1025 Jun 10, 2008

    you hear the starter clicking but it won't turn over. every time i try to start it you can see the bolt on the alternator turn about 1/4 of a revolution. its almost like its seizing on something thats keeping it from completing the cycle.

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    Had the same problem this morning and have doing some research online this morning. I keep finding the same solution about the battery cables.

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Just be liitle more specificc please do you hear any noise when you try to start it? like a click or something?

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Sounds like a power-supply issue. Check loose battery cables and ground wires to the frame and engine.
You may have a shifter interlock problem where the switch that tells the computer the vehicle is in "park" or "neutral" is malfunctioning. Other Ford models had trouble with this.
Does the starter make any noise? A bent flywheel would make all kinds of racket if the starter was actually trying to work.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

  • Romero Begay Nov 27, 2012

    how would deal with the shifter interlock? and where is it located?

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