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Ford Focus. no year? NO CRANKS>
as always. this.
1: voltmeter at battery terms. 12.6v? if lower battery needs charged (summer answer) ( left head lights on? Alternator dead?)
2: did you jumper start car yet, I yes, and it starts the battery was dead or bad.
3: jumper start fails. next is hot wire the starter solenoid.
no cranks, is caused here by, bad starter or bad rusty cables or terminals, did you clean the battery terms first?
yes, cranks hot wired. that means the KEY line is dead.

the key line goes dead for many reasons.
1: if A/T tranny, the PRNDL switch bad.
2: if M/T tranny a bad clutch switch,
3: as always bad fuses, bad wires, all along this path
4: The Immoblizer on some cars cut cranking. (not looking yours up)
5: bad key switch.

works for most cars ( see 5 ways)
http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html

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Battery is DEAD on 2003 Ford Escape! Door key (using an actual key) unlock is also motorized, which needs battery juice. I can't get into this car! I thought about putting jumper cables on the sta


Open the door manually with the key!

Many Ford Escapes have power door locks as standard equipment. This system consists of a lock switch, lock actuator and wiring harness. When you depress the lock switch, it sends an electronic signal through the harness to the actuator. The actuator moves an internal piston that either pulls the actuator hook down or pushes it up. The actuator hook connects to the lock rod, which either locks or unlocks the door, depending on which way you push the lock button. While this system won't work with a dead battery, the mechanical lock system remains unaffected by electrical power loss.

Insert the door lock key into the driver's door lock.
Turn the key counterclockwise one quarter turn.
Pull the door handle up until the Escape's door opens. Once the driver door is open, simply open the remaining doors by pulling the interior door handles until the doors open.

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Rapid clicking noise when trying to start the engine?


Hi There,

You turn the key to start your engine and....
a series of rapid clicks. Your car won't start. What's going on?

That clicking noise is your starter solenoid.

Your starter needs a lot of power to turn your engine. That much power would melt your ignition switch in no time if it passed directly through it. So what happens instead is your ignition switch actuates another electric switch called a solenoid. The solenoid is a really HEAVY DUTY switch.

Inside it are two copper contacts that look like the head of a bolt only rounded. The battery is attached to one, the starter to the other. Hovering above them on a spring is a copper clad disk attached to an iron core. The iron core is inside an electro-magnet.

When you turn your key (in a perfect world), an electromagnet is activated that yanks the disk towards the contacts (Making a single decisive healthy CLICK). When they connect, the circuit is closed and the starter turns over. OK.

When things go wrong:

Low Battery:
  • The solenoid requires power to actuate.
  • The starter takes a lot more power to turn the engine.
  • When the battery is low, there isn't enough power to do both.
  • You turn the key, solenoid engages (CLICK)
  • Power goes to the starter
  • The starter tries to turn the engine
  • The draw from the starter drops the available power below the minimum needed to keep the solenoid engaged.
  • The solenoid disengages
  • The starter is no longer drawing power
  • The additional power allows the solenoid to re-engage (Click)
  • Repeat the process for as long as you have the key turned. (CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK)
That's where those clicks are coming from and why.

The remedy:
Short term - Jump start
Long term - Charge or replace battery.


I wanted to explain what was happening rather than just saying 'dead battery, replace it'. That way you can judge for yourself whats going on.

Best regards
Mike

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1999 toyota avalon, starter location, or engine view diagram


it's under the battery. see instructions below for removing.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
  1. On some early models with cruise control, you may have to remove the battery.

    Also on some models with cruise control, remove the actuator cover and disconnect the wiring harness. Remove the three bolts and then lift out the cruise control actuator. Remove the bracket from beneath the actuator and put aside.
  1. Peel the rubber boot away and remove the nut and disconnect the negative battery cable from the magnetic switch terminal on the starter. Disconnect the electrical connector also located on the magnetic switch.

1f54e61.gif Fig. Remove the these two starter mounting bolts . . .
  1. Support the starter by hand and remove the two mounting bolts.
  1. Remove the starter from the transaxle.

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Gasoline Engines
  1. Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
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Fig. 5: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting-5S-FE engine shown, others similar
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  1. Also on 1992-96 models with cruise control, remove the actuator cover and disconnect the wiring harness. Remove the three bolts and then lift out the cruise control actuator. Remove the bracket from beneath the actuator and put aside.
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  1. Support the starter by hand and remove the two mounting bolts.
  1. Remove the starter from the transaxle.
To install:
  1. Place the starter motor in the transaxle and support by hand.
  2. Install the two mounting bolts and tighten them to 29-31 ft. lbs. (39-42 Nm).
  3. Connect the connector to the magnetic switch. Place the battery cable on the switch terminal and install the nut. Tighten the nut and position the rubber boot over the cable.
  4. Using the ignition switch, "bump'' the starter over a few times and check for proper operation.

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SOLENOID: This is a switch that controls the juice to the starter on your engine. It makes a click when it is first engaged. If it is not working correctly, your starter cannot get juice and won't engage.
STARTER: If the starter is too far gone to even make a revolution, then it is time to replace it.
Many auto parts stores will test batteries and starters for free, but the trick is getting there!
Hope this helps! Rate my solution!

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I don't have an extensive tool collection and even less experience with cars. But my mechanic wants $500 to replace my starter in my 2000 Toyota Sienna. 15 years ago I changed the starter in my little...


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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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  3. Remove or disconnect the cruise control actuator, if equipped, as follows:

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  2. Install or connect the following, if equipped with cruise control:

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  3. Install or connect the following:

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

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To install:
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  3. Install or connect the following:

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