• Tiny
  • Needhelpnow123456
  • 1996 FORD 500
  • V8
  • FWD
  • 150,000 MILES

I went out to start my car yesterday and it wouldn't start. It don't make any noise at all when I turn the key (other than the whirring sound of the fuel pump which is fine). The battery is fully charged. I'm trying a process of elimination to find out the problem. First I want to check the starter. Where is the starter located for a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L V-8 engine? Also, if you have any other thoughts, suggestions and ideas I'd welcome them all. Thanks in advance. (Note: The starter never gave any indication that it was on it's way out). P.S. Can I cross the cellunoid with a long screwdriver to see if it will start?

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 1:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr

Yes you can cross solenoid to test starter. You cross the small post to the hot from battery post. This simulates the key ignition voltage.

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 4:15 PM

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