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Old 12-10-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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I go to start the car and I get nothing no click it just goes dead. The battery is charged and everything works when the key is in the on position any ideas?
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Try jumping the silinoid .if that doesn't work have the starter checked.
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Try jumping the silinoid .if that doesn't work have the starter checked.
I'm unfamiliar with jumping the solenoid you mean hook a jump box up to it?
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Grab a screwdriver and touch one post on the solenoid on the drivers side fender then while still touching that post, touch the other post, make sure your car is in neutral or park before you do this!!
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I had the same problem after i put the new engine in my car. The solenoid went. Also check the negative battery lead that connects to the battery. You will have to tighten u where the wire connects to the terminal thing. Make sure you clean the battery terminals and leads
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I go to start the car and I get nothing no click it just goes dead. The battery is charged and everything works when the key is in the on position any ideas?
If the battery is fully charged and does not have a dead cell, then your starter solenoid or switch must be bad.

When jumping the solenoid, jump from the large cable connected to the battery to the small terminal marked "S" on the solenoid. Make sure the car is in park if auto trans or out of gear with the emergency brake on if manual. Be sure to turn the switch on if you want to start the engine.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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I'll try replacing to solenoid thanks
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I'll try replacing to solenoid thanks
Did you jump it?iwould definitely try it first before you replace.it is really easy and only takes a minute.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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Did you jump it?iwould definitely try it first before you replace.it is really easy and only takes a minute.
E brake doesn't work. But I did pop the clutch and it started it up so i was able to get it to my storage unit
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E brake doesn't work. But I did pop the clutch and it started it up so i was able to get it to my storage unit
You can still jump it.just make sure you are in neutral like Trojan suggested.if you are still worried chaulk the wheels.
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You can still jump it.just make sure you are in neutral like Trojan suggested.if you are still worried chaulk the wheels.
Good point so I just take a screw driver to the s and then what
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Good point so I just take a screw driver to the s and then what
Then you just make a connection to the other post...there will be a few sparks,but you'll know right away if it starts the selinoid was the problem!..
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Then you just make a connection to the other post...there will be a few sparks,but you'll know right away if it starts the selinoid was the problem!..
Ok forgive my ignorance I've heard of this but haven't ever tried it so I take a screwdriver to the s and what do I connect it with to the the wire going to the wire from the battery terminal
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Hope this helps...as you can see ive replaced mine as well!...I jumped it and drove straight to the auto parts store!..I just left it running until I got back home to replace it..
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #15
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Hope this helps...as you can see ive replaced mine as well!...I jumped it and drove straight to the auto parts store!..I just left it running until I got back home to replace it..
Ahhh I feel dumb however I don't think I can achieve that I'll take pics of my solenoid the I have two small post on mine
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Ahhh I feel dumb however I don't think I can achieve that I'll take pics of my solenoid the I have two small post on mine
Just use a screwdriver or piece of wire and touch the 2 post together.
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Ok if it starts up then I have a bad solenoid?
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Yup!..
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No problem,glad to help.
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Hooked up the wire no go didn't start just heard clicking. So is it the starter?
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Hooked up the wire no go didn't start just heard clicking. So is it the starter?
Yes I think it is.I would take it off and have it tested.your local auto zone or advanced auto will test it for ya.
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Re: Starting issues

Have your battery load tested too and make sure it doesn't have a dead cell.
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Have your battery load tested too and make sure it doesn't have a dead cell.
Well I did when I first started( pun intended) having issues it was hood but I guess that's not to say it didn't go bad it was about two weeks ago

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I should just be able to get a starter for a 302 correct?
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Well I did when I first started( pun intended) having issues it was hood but I guess that's not to say it didn't go bad it was about two weeks ago
doesnt hurt to have it tested even if it was recently tested especially since you have to go to autozone anyways.plus if you have been trying to get it started for a while you may have drained your battery some.so if you dont have a charger but you battery is ok it will still benifit you taking it in cause autozone will even charge it for you.
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doesnt hurt to have it tested even if it was recently tested especially since you have to go to autozone anyways.plus if you have been trying to get it started for a while you may have drained your battery some.so if you dont have a charger but you battery is ok it will still benifit you taking it in cause autozone will even charge it for you.
Well I do have a charger but the only thing is I have one of those optima batteries and they have to keep it over night
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Well I did when I first started( pun intended) having issues it was hood but I guess that's not to say it didn't go bad it was about two weeks ago

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I should just be able to get a starter for a 302 correct?
i am pretty sure but someone else may have to verify that for you.
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Get the starter for a.......?
Aaarrgh! I forget what year, but get the mini starter so you'll have additional clearance.

I think 92-93 is when they started using the smaller gear drive starters on 5.0 Mustangs, but don't hold me to that.

Why do they have to keep your Optima overnight?
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P.S. While I'm pretty sure it will bolt up you might want to take your old starter to compare mounting and depth.
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P.S. While I'm pretty sure it will bolt up you might want to take your old starter to compare mounting and depth.
Yeah I will

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Get the starter for a.......?
Aaarrgh! I forget what year, but get the mini starter so you'll have additional clearance.

I think 92-93 is when they started using the smaller gear drive starters on 5.0 Mustangs, but don't hold me to that.

Why do they have to keep your Optima overnight?
Because they say they have to trickle charge it because it's a gel battery
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P.S. While I'm pretty sure it will bolt up you might want to take your old starter to compare mounting and depth.
good idea!
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Because they say they have to trickle charge it because it's a gel battery
But you have a charger, so just disconnect it and charge it before you take it there.
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But you have a charger, so just disconnect it and charge it before you take it there.
Even if.. They have to charge it at the store cause if it is bad I have a warranty so they have to verify it with their charger
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