2001 Ford Taurus staarter

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 179,000 MILES
I am having problems with the starter. I have removed it 3 times, and twice I have had it checked at a parts store, and it cam back good. I have also had the battery check and it is good. I cleaned up the area where the starter goes into the flywheel housing, to make sure I had a proper ground. I checked the voltage on the small wire that connects to the starter with a multimeter and it read.24. The place that I used for a ground point had some oil on it, so I may not have had a good ground to check it with. When I put the starter back in the care the last time, it started up, so I turned it off, then I tried to restart the car. The car started then died. When I tried to restart the car acted like the battery was dead, so I tried to jump start it, and nothing happened. Two attempts to start the car resulted in small clicks from the starter area. After three attempts to start the car, there was no sound at all.
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Sunday, August 31st, 2014 AT 4:09 PM

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Tiny
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HOW 'BOUT CHECKING MY ANSWER IN THIS POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

I MADE 5 PICS AT THE END - LEMME KNOW IF MY COUNTRY BOY LINGO WAS UNDERSTANDABLE

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS!

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Try resetting your anti theft unit if no manual look online
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Monday, September 1st, 2014 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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Thanks Medavac II. I tried tracing the wire that goes to the small post on the starter. Unfortunately, I got no reading when I tried poking a safety pin into the wire. I cleaned up the connection for the small wire, and checked it again up top where I could get to the ground post on the battery, and I got nothing with the key turned to the on position, but then my son asked me to try turning the car on. When I did this, I got a reading of 11.9 volts, which is what the battery was reading at the time. When I re installed the starter, all I get is one click, then nothing. Do you think that the solenoid on the could be bad, so I just need to get a new starter? Thanks again for your help.
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Monday, September 1st, 2014 AT 2:51 PM
Tiny
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I'D TRY OUT Hmac300's SUGGESTION 1ST

INSURE YOUR BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED

THEN MAYBE HAVE YOUR BATTERY AND OTHER GOODIES TESTED AT A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE BEFORE YOU SPEND $$$. USUALLY THE TESTING IS DONE FOR FREE, SOME PLACES WILL CHARGE YOUR BATTERY FOR FREE TOO!

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 AT 7:34 PM

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