1992 Grand Marquis won't start after having starter, alternator and solenoid replaced
Car would not start. I was stuck at a gas station and the mechanic there said I needed an alternator, starter and solenoid (spelling??). He replaced all three parts. Battery is fine. I drove it to work for two days and now it won't start again. Any ideas what the problem could be? I questioned the mechanic about maybe a defective part. He said he always checks them first before installing.
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It likely is the place to start looking. Does the engine crank over but wont start, or nothing from the starter? If nothing, check for power on the small wire at the starter solenoid, when key is held in crank position. If no power, diagnose start wire from ignition switch to the starter solenoid. If power is at the small wire, but no starter action, recheck battery and starter connections, or have the starter tested. If the starter works, but car won't run, recheck for spark at the sparkplugs. Have the fuel pressure tested-pressure is critical for injectors to work. If you still can't find the problem, your car needs shop time for diagnosis.
You may have a drain on the battery as well as trying to start the engine. You could try jumping a feed to the starter solenoid and see if it is more willing than usual. If it is - find the short. If not, it could be time for a new starter solenoid. They do get worn and covered in soot internally, and therefore make poor connection.
no..i also have an 85 gr. marquis with the 5.0 engine... i changed the starter solenoid located next to the battery on the passenger side firewall of the car.. if it clicks then its either the solenoid or the starter..those are hard to kill cars with good grounds..check the solenoid..