STARTING ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • jens_aura24
  • 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

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 7:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 7:06 PM
  • Tiny
  • jens_aura24
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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.

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM
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Ok, and the voltage reading?

Roy

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
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I had no reading. Tried several different grounding spots. So i'm thinking it's the ignition switch.

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 9:30 PM
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Starts at the ignition switch and goes through the park neutral switch.

Check each for power before throwing parts at it.

Roy

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 9:56 PM

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