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Old 05-08-03, 07:45 PM
Matt Barcellona
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1994 Sable.I just used the car & 5 minutes later I got not a peep when trying to start it.The battery is fine,it's not turning over at all
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Old 05-09-03, 03:31 AM
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If you don't even get lights, horn, etc check the battery cable connections for tightness and corrosion.

If you get all that, but it won't crank, tap on the starter with a hammer and if it now starts, the starter is bad.

How do you know the battery is fine?
Old 05-10-03, 07:43 AM
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I was getting horn,lights,etc even when the key was turned to start.The next morning it started right up.
Old 05-10-03, 10:05 AM
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Check your connections carefully.
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Fords are notorious for bad starter solenoids. Everything will work fine, but the car won't turn over. First it will do it when it's hot, eventually it won't start at all.

The good news is that on Fords the solenoid is "remote" (usually mounted in the engine compartment) and is easy to replace. GM was kind enough to mount them to the starter itself, which requires removing the entire starter.

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