Mechanics

IS MY STARTER SOLENOID BAD?

1999 Mercury Mystique • 140,000 miles

I have a 1999 Mercury Mystique V6 and out of no where my car wouldnt start, no clicking sound what so ever my radio and lights come on fine, and I have a brand new battery only a few months old, I tried to jump it and I had plenty of power just wont turn over. I have recently replaced my neutral safety switch due to jerking issues which came back before my car stopped starting. Could these two issues be related? A co worker attempted to jump start my starter with a hammer and it makes the sound it should but when I put the key in the ignition and crank it, it still wont make the clicking sound could my solenoid be bad?
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Samhowell
September 22, 2012.



FYI the error codes coming up before the car wouldn't start were: 0708 1131 1151

Tiny
Samhowell
Sep 22, 2012.
If your co-worker was hitting witha hammer and it moved the strarter is probably bad. Take it to an Advance Auto ro Auto Zone and they will test it for free.

Ok I will try that that, the down side is this engine is really tight the starters a tad hard to get to.

Tiny
Samhowell
Sep 22, 2012.
Well, it is almost a sure thing that if it turns when you hit it with a hammer it is ceized. It has just let a bearing go or a brush has come out of place. If your looking for a really good place to go online to get a replacement, http://www.rockauto.com is a closout site that has unreal prices on name brand stuff. They sell out real fast on the best deals though, it is a good thing to check it daily for the best deals. I got a $250 wiper motor for $40 shipped.