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Old 01-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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2000 mustang starting problems

My mustang starts right up when it's warm but when it's cold it clicks but doesn't want to turn over. Sometimes it take five or six times til it finally turns over. I was told it could be battery cables or a solonoid. What's your opinion and did anyone else have this problem?
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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My 98 does this, its a pain lol could be the battery connection or your fuel pump might be going bad. When you turn the key, not to start the car yet, can you hear the fuel pump buzz?
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Re: 2000 mustang starting problems

I would be interested in hearing what type of clicking it is. If it sounds like a rapid click, then that sounds like a battery problem. If you can post a video or something, that would help out a ton.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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I just bought a brand new battery about two months ago and it didn't solve the problem.

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My husband thinks its something with the fuel system. Maybe it is the fuel pump. I might just Suck it up and take it to the ford dealer

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I took a video but can't upload it on my phone
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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I just bought a brand new battery about two months ago and it didn't solve the problem.

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My husband thinks its something with the fuel system. Maybe it is the fuel pump. I might just Suck it up and take it to the ford dealer

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I took a video but can't upload it on my phone
Ehhhhh.... the Ford dealer would charge you an arm and a leg :/
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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I know but I want to get it fixed before my starter is ruined
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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My car is doing the same. I think its just the wires cause once I get it no problems and,only when extreme cold
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:04 PM   #8
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Does it sound like the starter is free spinning? Kinda sounds like a cat raaaaaaaazzzzzzz! Or is it more like cliking? Tickticktickticktick! Or just one click and nothing? Also dose ur dome light/headlights still work? if so are they dim?
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It sounds like raaaaaaaaazzzzzzzz and the lights still work
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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Check the terminals on the end of the battery hook up.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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It sounds like raaaaaaaaazzzzzzzz and the lights still work
That would be ether the starter gear is wore out or the celenoid is not working correct. Solution would be a new starter (if its a one piece cellinoid/starter motor, which most cars 1990 and up are) roughly 60-300$ depending on weather or not u get a used/rebuilt or new (recomend bosch because liftime warrenty) starter.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #12
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Ok thank you
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:13 AM   #13
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Ok thank you
No problem thats what we are hear for
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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Agree starter either loose or bad .. get under see if it moves any may need tap it just see if it ain't in a jam with flywheel still if in ain't lose more than likely bad
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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My uncle is a mechanic and he thinks it's the fuel pump. So we are going to change that this weekend along with fuel filter and spark plug wires. It has a new battery and spark plugs. But thanks for all your input it really helps and I'll keep it in mind. An if all of that don't work I'll do a new starter next. It probably is the fuel pump since I hate pumping gas I wait til the light comes on which isn't good I'm going to quit that
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Ud know if its pump the starter would be turning the car over but it wouldnt start u can test fuel pump simple buy ingageing the ignition but not starting the car pop the hood look on the fuel rail there should be a thing that looks like a bike tire valve press it if fuel sprays out it its got pressure and pumps working fine. I too am a mechanic dont waste ur money on unnessarry parts it takes 3min or less to do this test and costs nothing.
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Nicely said hawk !
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Ok thanks I'll check that tomorrow

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Today it started on the normal and on the first try but every time I started in the last few weeks it took 5-6 times.
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Really sounds like a fryed selenoid (sry admittedly im a bad speller) especilly if u hear it spinning up but not turning the engine over now if its doing the chugchugchugchug sound and u feel the engine turning over then id say pump or spark but the razzzzzzzzzz means the starter is free spinning meaning ether the selenoid isnt kicking the gear over into the flywheel or theres no gear left to kick over but since it started for u its prolly a selenoid problem. Again new starter problem solved. But pls dont take my word for it im not there working on the car check for fuel pressure first u can also check for spark but thats a little more detail to get into for now try fuel pressure test and pull the starter off to investagate.
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Ok when my husband gets home we are going to check the fuel pressure.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #21
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Check the connection at the battery make sure no corrosion that could cause slow start up but with that noise I would definitely check the starter if its never been changed before then it might just be worn out
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #22
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We checked the fuel pressure and it shot out really fast so I guess it's not the pump. Thanks so much for your input it really helps. I just hope we can figure out what it is
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #23
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Ok good. ur problem is the starter. im not going to ask u to trust me. but if u want to waste more time trouble shooting then i can explain how to check for spark after that there should be know dout in ur mind

P.s. If it were battery related ud have dim lights but checking for and cleaning bat termonals only takes a secound and is a maintanince thing so pls do so on at least a 6 month cycle (this will help prevent premature battery failer and extend the life of ur aultanator) if it were aultanator related it would behave similar to battery failure (dim lights sudden stalls etc) checking the coil can be done as well but will do that if and when u decide that ud like to investagate in to spark issues because this test is on the same line of things. So its ur call what u going to do? Change the starter? Or continue your wild goose chase?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:37 PM   #24
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Hawk-- I read the post u just did how can I test my coil pack ? I changed all my plugs put old wires Ba k on for bout a week in the process of that week one my right hand side wires got on my header and melted through it.. soon as I felt it start grounding out I went to go change it had some old 01 mustang wires whole different wire and coil pack from 00 to 01 well I put some heat tape around the spot till I got all new wires which was that weekend could that have fouled out the plug it was on or messed up the coil it was connected to
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Today it started after four times then the rpm was going up and down for about five seconds then idled normal.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #26
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Cycle your key a few times before turn over .. after its started starter ain't got nothing to do with it.. go ahead change your fuel filter .. all those false starts can shoot enough gas through a clogged filter enough to start it finally but maybe not keep a steady flow going ... The razzzz sound could also have a deadbspot on fly wheel
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For the o.p. First befor priming the engine to test the pump u need to bleed the exisiting fuel pressure from the line my appoliges if i was not clear on that then only turn the key once but do not start the car and check for prussure in the line it should be as strong as b4 u bleed it if its weeker at all then it could be fuel filter/pump causing ur issue the next question i have is to determan what way to check for a "dead spot" on the fly wheel. Is ur car auto or stick?

Ok to the next persons question. Assuming u have a v6 with a coil pack that controls spark to all 6 cyl unlike my 302 which has a coil that goes to a distrobuter there is any easy way to see if ur coil is fryed or has a dead "lead" to one of the cyl. get some masking tap and a black felt pen as well as a good spark plug wire and a properlly gaped good spark plug. Leave the plug pluged in to the wire at on end and the other end loss ull be using this to test for spark. All the plug wires that are pluged into the coil need to be un pluged b4 this use the masking tap to number them so they go back on correctlly as so... Look at the coil it has to rows of 3 leads the one closest the front of the car on the top label as 1 on the wire and disconect at the coil pack. the one directlly below it take ur tap and pen and label that wire as 2 then un plug at the coil pack continue top botom till all 6 are removed labeled 1-6. With ur good wire that has ur good plug in the end exposed so u can see it plug it in to each lead while someone turns the car over as so...pluge into one holding plug boot so u dont get a shock car turns over u should see spark if u dont it may be the power supply to the coil if u do then move to next lead and repeat the proses if u dont see spark on the first one u try it may be the power to the coil pack which requires an electrical test light to find out hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #28
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My car is auto
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Ok well thats a little tough then but not impossable ull need someone fairly strong to help with this test.

When u try to start the car and it wont the first try pop the hood check ur serpenteen belt make sure its in good shape with ur right hand grab it on the right side of the main pully and ur left on the left side of the main pully carfully but extreamlly fermlly attempt to turn the belt around the pullys so the crank moves slightly u only need a couple inches of movement then let go and try to start it again if it has a dead spot (broken tooth on the fly wheel) u will have moved it enough to a good tooth and it should start

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If thats the problem that is. but im still leaning towards starter. Now ur jumping idle is not related to a starter problem thats something else weather or not its related to ur starting problem is to be seen still.
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If it is the flywheel should I change the starter too
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Id def would pull it off and check it for damage but we still need to find out whats going on
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Yes a guy is going to look it over on Sunday if it doesn't snow because my husband doesn't know anything about cars
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Yes a guy is going to look it over on Sunday if it doesn't snow because my husband doesn't know anything about cars
Must have a big ...ah nose?! Lol j/k
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #34
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Lol it has fuel pressure and you can hear the pump kick on. I can't wait to get this fixed I love my car and want it to start on the first try everytime lol
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Im like 99.9% on it being ur starter question though while u were doing all this did u un hook ur battery at any time?
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