Mechanics

STARTING ISSUE

2002 Mercury Mountaineer • 160,000 miles

I have a 2002 mercury mountaineer v6 4.0L. I'm having a start up issue. I have replaced the starter and battery is at full charge. I have power, but no spark to the engine. I turn the key and nothing happens. Wondering if its the distributor or spark plugs. Was having slight starting issues before hand
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Jens_aura24
July 29, 2012.



You need to check for power to the little wire at the starter when the motor is cranking to verify if there is a supply issue of electric or a bad starter

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 29, 2012.
I replaced the little wire as well. I was told fords/mercury are known for bad wiring connectors so I went back and replaced that.

Tiny
Jens_aura24
Jul 29, 2012.
Ok, and the voltage reading?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 29, 2012.
I had no reading. Tried several different grounding spots. So i'm thinking it's the ignition switch.

Tiny
Jens_aura24
Jul 29, 2012.
Starts at the ignition switch and goes through the park neutral switch.

Check each for power before throwing parts at it.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 29, 2012.