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Ok I was a little confused at what you typed...you´re saying the starter doesn´t even come out to crank the flywheel, right? Either your starter or your battery is dead. While you´re at it check your alternator too.
 

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sorry the battery is not dead the alternator is working fine when i turn the key my fuel injector pumps but the started doesnt crank i had the solenoid checked and its fine it is either the relay or something i dont know about
thanx 4 ur help ;-)
 

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if the starter solenoid is good but it doesn´t crank, then the starter itself has to be bad. the throw out gear isn´t being thrown out to crank the flywheel.
 

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I guess my mom had the starter tested and they said it was good. Maybe they meant the solenoid was good. I wasn´t with her so i dont know. Im gonna do the starter relay by-pass test and see if it´ll start then. I hate this damn car!! :-Y
 

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I´m in a love-hate relationship with my baby too. Luckily for it, (and my wallet) I´m in love with it more than I hate it. ;-)
Little shit gets annoying but once you fix it (especially on your own) it makes it so much better :)
 

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well...i know next to nothing about cars; especially fords. I only have it cause my mom gave it to me. Im 16 so I guess im lucky to have a car at all, even though the bitch isnt running. Lol.
 

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Currently my transmission feels like shit. it´s sloppy as hell and it´s hard as f*&k to get into second gear. I feel like I´m in neutral when I´m in gear because I can wiggle the shifter around. I´ve been told bushing will help but I have little money.
 

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My tranny is automatic and when it shifts between gears it shudders so hard that sometimes it feels like the tranny is going to drop out. The first thing I had to have fixed on the damn thing was the transmission. There goes money down the drain. :-[
 

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If you really want to see if it is the starter or not, take a hammer and hit the starter like once or twice. not too hard but a good whack. Oh yeah I feel your pain with the tranny. I had my auto tranny rebuilt. The damn shop did s hitty job on it and htey had to fix it 4 times, no lie. So your cheap bet would be to get one out of a donor. Just make sure it works.
 

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This may be of some help.

Take a look in your engine bay fuse box. In there you will find a relay marked ´cooling fan.´ Oddly enough, the hot wire that is supposed to engage the starter selenoid is the power wire for this relay. Check this relay out, if it´s crapped out chances are your cooling fan will be wonky, or you get a no start. You also may want to check the power wire at the starter selenoid. When my car bit the dust for a day, I found that wire was REALLY corroded. I just replaced my with a cheap crimp on and taped it up good.

You might also want to check the ignition switch. I had a problem on one very frosty Canadian morning, that frost had formed in my ignition switch, and when I tried to start it, she wouldn´t stop starting. The frost had jumped the terminals. You just may have the opposite problem.

If you want to check the starter on the car, make sure she´s in park, and put the ignition to off. Run a wire from the power terminal for the starter selenoid. Then touch it to the positive lead of the battery. It should crank. If not it´s the starter.
If it cranks, pull the relay marked cooling fan. Jump the power side (two terminals closer to the engine) of the relay. Try starting the car with the switch. If it cranks and starts, you got a bad relay. If not you either have a bad ignition switch, or a bad clutch safety switch (manual), or neutral safety swithc (auto). To check either of those, you´ll need to remove the steering column bezeling to gain access to those wires.

Hope that helps.

Matt :cool:
 
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