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Old 05-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Angry My mustang won't start!!!!

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I have a 1966 mustang with a 351w. It was an original inline 6 car. We just pulled the 351 and went through it again. (the car had a miss before). It was re dropped about a week ago and it started up just fine. I drove it all that day and it ran fine, no miss. When I got home and pulled it in the driveway I stalled it and it would not restart. When I tried to restart it I just got 1 click. My lights will turn on, but only sometimes at random. When they do turn on I try starting the car but I get the same 1 click, and then I have no lights. I tried a new solenoid, but had the same issue. I don't know if the radio was up too loud and that burnt a wire or what but any help would be greatly appreciated. I just wanna drive my car again!!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Starter maybe?
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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hmm maybe, but the lights turning on sometimes and sometimes not is really weird to me and the starter worked perfectly fine before hand
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Just an idea but try banging on ur starter with a tire iron while someone else turns it over. I've had this work on many many vehicles that had the same symptoms.

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I mean tapping on ur starter, probably shouldn't beat on it too bad. Haha
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Re: My mustang won't start!!!!

Have you tried replacing the battery?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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Loose battery cable? Makes contact sometimes giving you light then no connection looses lights...
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The battery is only 4 months old, and we measured the voltage on it and we were getting full 12.4. And the cables are tight on both ends. Could there be something wrong inside of the wires? We also tried to jump it and we touched a screwdriver to the solenoid and got nothing
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #8
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Did the solenoid arch? Or better yet..did you check one side of the solenoid to see if it had power? I have heard of the wires corroding internally..that was on a diesel though...
Is the starter tightly grounded? Could be bad starter...
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The solenoid did not arch, and I just put my meter onto the solenoid to see if I was getting power and it was fluctuating...it was the side towards the car. And the starter has a good ground and is tight on the positive side too

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Side towards the front of the car...

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And with the key on I was getting .5V on the side towards the front of the car
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Well if that's the side that leads to the battery then power isn't makin it...find a wire and make you a test wire to the solenoid from the positive battery and try starting it
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Ok will do, but what do I need to do to make the test wire and which side of the solenoid do I put it on?
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Just a wire that can handle the amps and touch it to the side of the solenoid that goes to the starter and the other end of that wire to the battery...if it turns over then the leads from the battery to the solenoid are bad...hope I'm making sense
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Oh ok I gotcha makes perfect sense! I'll give it a shot, and hopefully that's it! Thanks for the help man!
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Yeah man let me know how it goes
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Oh ok I gotcha makes perfect sense! I'll give it a shot, and hopefully that's it! Thanks for the help man!
That's gotta be it. gqsmash is right on the money. I've got some 20+ year old cars and it's starter cable corrosion every time. Just go ahead and replace it. It can't hurt to eliminate any problems you may have down the road with the old cable. It's good for the charging and starting system to replace your cables at the first signs of weakness.
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Hey guys I replaced the battery cables and it fired right up! Thanks for the help!
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Great to hear man, awesome!!
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