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Old 10-10-2011, 06:25 AM   #1
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starting problem

have a starting problem changed starter and battery is good just clicks when trying to start

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is there any starting selonoid on firewall if so where is it located
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:47 AM   #2
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Right next to the battery there is a starter solenoid. Like 10 bucks
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Re: starting problem

I have been told there is no starting seloniod on my car except. On starter
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I have been told there is no starting seloniod on my car except. On starter
What kinda car do you have? They should be a object the size of a kids hand right beside your battery bolted down, it will have two studs coming out and wires bolted onto each with a single line slid onto the top post
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Should look something like that!! Right next to your battery..
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I wonder if thats what my deal is too.... Batt tests good, alternator seems to be strong (fires right up after BARELY push starting it) but if its on the trickle charger it starts up ?

Its an 88 gt. Stock alt, optima red top and no stereo wires or anything extra.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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So is it a starting or charging problem, leave it running and drop voltameter on battery post. You should get over 14 while running, if you didn't and alternator tested good then it's probably your fusible length
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So is it a starting or charging problem, leave it running and drop voltameter on battery post. You should get over 14 while running, if you didn't and alternator tested good then it's probably your fusible length
I dont have a voltmeter but the gauge jumps right up to about 14 once it starts.
It was fine one day and then bam now this.
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I would check that solenoid out first. I have one more question though first, this starting problem, is it all the time or only after the vehicle has been running and shut off temporary
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Its when it sits for anything longer then about an hour. Like over night or while im at work....
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Its when it sits for anything longer then about an hour. Like over night or while im at work....
I'm leaning more towards your battery. My car did that with an optima battery.
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Re: starting problem

you could have a power draw on the battery. Something that continues to draw power even when the car is off, causing your battery to drain enough that it won't start. Here is an article to read through and start your testing. Battery Drain Parasitic Draw Testing
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Re: starting problem

Do not have seloniod next to battery only seloniod is on starter.it is a 95 mustang gt 5.0

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What kinda car do you have? They should be a object the size of a kids hand right beside your battery bolted down, it will have two studs coming out and wires bolted onto each with a single line slid onto the top post
There is no seloniod next to battery the only seloniod OS on starter. Oy is a 95 mustang gt 5.0
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Re: starting problem

Did you have the battery load tested?

Voltage testing will not give you an accurate indication of battery condition.
You could have one dead cell in the battery and it would still read 12 volts or more due to overcharging of the remaining cells. With that one cell out of commision you won't have the amperage it takes to start the engine.

I agree with 93slowstang in thinking the battery is shot because you say it starts with the charger on it.
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