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Starter 1991 Ford E-350

When I turn the key the starter clicks and then will start. Is it time to replace the starter?

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  • capnsack Jun 17, 2008

    Thank you very much, I will try those solutions.

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Hey
i suggest to replace the solenoid. It's a lot better to
have a car that starts ALL the time than one that starts sometimes with clicks.

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Have someone measure voltage across the battery terminals; right at the terminals, not on the clamps while you start it.
Then have them measure on the clamps too; they may be slightly corroded causing some resistance that shouldn't be there.
Another possible source of problems is the cable that connects the battery to the starter terminal; removing and cleaning this often helps.
Your battery may just be getting marginal and starters draw 100-200 amperes of current to operate so all connections need to be good and the battery in good condition.

BTW, we have replaced some modern batteries after only 10 months of use.
Some chemical change has been made years ago (probably 'environmentally friendly' now) that seems to help them die young.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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