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Old 05-29-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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Electrical system help.

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I have a 2000 V6, just replaced the starter last week. When it's cold it squeals when the starter engages, don't know what that means. But the bigger issue is now its not starting at all. When turned to acc, all accessories and lights come on as normal, but when I turn to on it clicks, all the acc's go off radio goes off and come back on but nothing else happens. Not a peep from the starter. I also lost my turn signals, but hazards work fine.
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Hmmm... I'd say check all of your fuses, and have your battery checked. Do the lights come on strong, or kinda dim? It sounds like you just have a dead battery to me.


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Battery is fine.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I always thought that a fluctuation of the indoor lights was a faulty alternator?
Now I did not publish this information but here is some help.
To perform the headlight test, start your car and turn on your headlights. With the vehicle in park, press on the accelerator while a second person observes the headlights. If the headlights flicker, dim or get brighter when the accelerator is pressed down, your alternator may be bad. No change in headlight brightness indicates that your alternator is likely fine.
Here is the source: How to Tell if You Have a Faulty Alternator - CarsDirect
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I never said anything about my lights. The battery and alternator are fine. I feel like you guys didn't really read what I wrote.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:18 PM   #6
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"replaced the starter last week."
"it's cold it squeals"
"not starting at all."
"When turned to acc, all accessories and LIGHTS come on as normal,
but when I turn to on it clicks, all the acc's go OFF radio goes OFF and come back on but nothing else happens."
"I also lost my TURN SIGNALS, but HAZARDS work fine."


I don't have any real experience with the electrical side of the vehicle but it is well known that when we change anything on our cars we acknowledge that we may open a whole can of worms. But there is a man who can help you in that department. Wmburns he has a sea of knowledge with that department but he is not free. You can find him in any hand full of mustang forums. Good luck.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:00 AM   #7
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When you go to start the car, and all the lights go off, that's normal. All vehicles do that because all the power is being directed to the starter to turn the crank. Now it seems you might have a bad starter. Just because you replaced it doesn't mean it can't go bad. Check to see if you didn't accidentally hook it up wrong. and also was the starter new or used?
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I think I have a short in the cable from the battery to the starter.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:27 AM   #9
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If there is a short, you should be able to see where it is due to the melted plastic casing. But sometimes it doesn't short enough to do that. If you suspect it is a short I would take the wire off the car and inspect it and test it.
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