screwdriver start


Old 03-23-05, 03:09 PM
cletis t
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screwdriver start

i have a 1991 lincoln town car, one day it would not start,turn the key nothing happened. i raised the hood with key on took a screwdriver and crossed out at the silonoid and it started. i thought the key switch was bad so i replaced it. the same thing, nothing.i checked wires at starter there all good. i need help. thanks.
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Old 03-23-05, 03:26 PM
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Most of the time this a starter solenoid that you jumped. Get someone to turn the key and check for power on the small push on wire. (red/blue) If power is there than solenoid is bad. (with the key in the start postion)
Old 03-26-05, 08:14 AM
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I'd be willing to bet it was the solenoid... shorting it to start it just bypassed the switch built in the solenoid (which sounds like its gone south)...

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