Hi im having problem to start my 2005 escape,when im having problem and i turn the key the only thing it does is a tic tic tic tic and when i boost it, it will start no problem and could be having no...
Well, it could be the alternator or the starter, but I would definitely try to check the connections at the battery to make sure that when they are removed they look shiny and clean at the contact points.
If the battery is charged up, it should have enough power to turn any starter on the market that is in good condition.
To determine what is bad, I would take it to a battery retailer like Sears or Walmart and have them actually test the battery/starter/charging system with their computerized device.
That way, you can get to the bottom of things within minutes.
A good starter should draw 75 to 110 amps and turn the starter vigorously.
If the starter draws only 1 or 2 amps and doesn't turn, the solenoid is bad, but a new starter is indicated.
If the battery is charged up, then it's not the alternator. However, remember this, that batteries only last 3 years on the average as I learned at Sears Roebuck & Co. as a battery replacement technician. So, if your battery is older than that, then it should be replaced for dependability.
Good luck on this repair.
Oct 17, 2010 |
2005 Ford Escape