1991 Mercury Grand Marquis Starting Problems

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Old 09-10-06, 10:09 AM
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1991 Mercury Grand Marquis Starting Problems

well,
my car wont start. to be blunt. the battery is brand new, and i replaced both solenoids, i checked all my grounds, and my wires for shorts. still no luck. if it sits for any length of time, it starts without a problem, but then goes back to the solenoid(the top one mounted to the frame) just clicking, and the car not starting. im entirely stumped on what to look for next.
 
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Old 09-10-06, 12:31 PM
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Have you checked your actual starter?
 

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Old 09-12-06, 09:50 PM
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yeah,
i had it tested, but come to find out, the brushes in it were no good, so i have to replace it. it was working fine up until i had this recent problem. the problem first started when my top solenoid went out, and it wouldnt start. so i changed that, and had no problems for about a week. then, the starter solenoid went out, i changed that, and i had no problems for about another week. after replacing both of those, my car would start, but only after it sat for a while and the starter would cool off. the brushes were heating up, and it wouldnt fire up after it had gotten hot.
 
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Old 09-15-06, 04:24 AM
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check your wiring for a dead short. The alternator is a good place to start. Pull it and take it to autozone or advance.
 
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