ignition problems


Old 03-08-04, 12:36 AM
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Question ignition problems

i have a '93 sable and i can't figure out what is wrong with the ignition. i put a new starter and ign. switch in. it has a good battery, fuses, and neutral switch. what can be the problem? i get 1 click at the starter solenoid and everything goes black. there is a "busy signal" (like from a phone) from a module behind the glove box, the interior lights go dim and some relays click on and off. sometimes the headlights come on when they're off. can you help??
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Old 03-08-04, 12:39 AM
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Sounds like a dirty or bad battery terminal, or could be a loose or dirty ground connection.
Old 03-08-04, 05:10 PM
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sable ignition

Ford also had problems with the ignition switch on the late 80s and early 90s Taurus and Sable.

Can't remember if it was a TSB or recall, but the switch overheated, burned out and caused the same problem.


Old 03-12-04, 05:34 AM
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thanks guys but the problem WAS in the battery!! my bad. anyway, tarus and sable have low batery indicator lights but they don't work when the battery has a dead cell. yes, that's right, A DEAD CELL. $120 later and i learned my lesson!! go with your gut and 9 times out of 10 its the best choice.
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