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I have a 2003 ford explorer. The starter will click but the car will not start. I have had the starter tested and it tested good. I have replaced the relay fuse and have put on a new battery.How can a figure out the problem.

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    My 95 explorer won't start and i put a new starter on it how do i figure out what it is

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There is a bad connection , check that the battery posts and terminals are shiny clean, check the ends of the battery terminals are clean and tight, one will go to the starter and the other to ground, some engines have a earth strap connecting the engine to the frame make sure it is tight. check the battery is fully charged.

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Have someone turn key and you grab the battery cables and twist/ wiggle them and also pull upward on positive cable going to starter to see if it makes a better contact to start truck. I dont know who or how the starter got tested but normally if the starter just clicks it is either not enough power going to starter motor, or the starter selonoid is bad, or the starter motor is bad. so double check all cables and cable ends,and all cable contacting points. check battery for tight posts and connections.

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