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2004 mustang won't start. The battery seems fine. I removed the cables and cleaned the posts. However, when I try to start, nothing. When I say nothing, I mean the starter is not even turning. However, the battery seems fine because I tried starting with lights on and no dip in lights when i try to start. Seems like the starter relay/solenoid is shot. Funny thing, it was working fine day before, and it just died. It has been cold, around 20 F the last week or so.

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2010

    yes, it is a stick and of course had the clutch engaged to start.

    Good idea. Let me bypass the solenoid to at least narrow the problem.

    Thanks!!

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I don't know what your problem is. I would suspect your solenoid as you suggest. It is easy checked with a volt ohm meter and a friend. (voltage always present on the battery side - voltage present on starter side when the key is turned to the start position)

Is this a manual or auto? I guess you know there is a switch on the clutch if it is manual - clutch MUST be depressed to start. Im sure you know this!

Check the solenoid. You could jump the solenoid with a auto grade jumper cable to double check your electric (volt/ohm) check.

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If after youve chacked your solenoid as milleraba has said and it checks out good you may want to start looking for a fusible link it looks like a plain insulated wire but is actually a fuse and tend to burn in half and when they do you get nothing from the starter your lights radio horn everything else will work just not the starter.Ive seen them located down at the starter and some under the hood you may want to get a manual to locate its exact location. Be sure you check your fuses as well.

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