Will not start

Tiny
BLIND65 FALCON
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  • 1965 FORD FALCON
  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 119,000 MILES
Battery new, was running. Will not start, can hear clicking, alternator. Light dims but that’s it. New plugs, wires. Ignition switch new not sure how new. Coil looks a bit used/ old. Alternator unsure of age. Checked all bolts I can get to on wires.
Not a great mechanic but do okay. Used to, I am blind/low vision so if you can keep it simple. Thanks for any help.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 9:59 AM

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Tiny
KENW1
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Thanks for visiting 2CarPros.

The clicking can indicate a bad solenoid or starter. The easiest way to test this is going to be by measuring voltage at the starter with key in the start position.

You should have 12 volts on the single wire at the starter. If you do the starter is bad. If you do not measure voltage on the wire from the starter to solenoid at the solenoid with key in start. If it's below 12 volts measure at the other large wire of the solenoid. If it's 12 volts then the solenoid is bad. If it's not 12 volts or more, then you need to check your ground from battery to frame and from engine to frame. Or if it's grounded directly to the engine check that.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
BLIND65 FALCON
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Checked as best I could, wife helped. Got wrench tightened up all cables/wires that had to do with battery, several loose, alternator solenoid working okay now. Thanks.
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 3:02 PM
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BERNICE BUSSEY WATCHOUT
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  • 1967 FORD FALCON
  • 23,455 MILES
Crank will not start.
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 3:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Detail this question further please. Wont turn over, turns over wont run etc. Check battery for condition including load test first though.
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 3:02 PM (Merged)
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RENEE
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Hi BERNICE,

If you decide to check the condition of your battery yourself here is a link to an article form this site that features written instructions, pictures and a video explaining how to load test your battery yourself. If you need further assistance please come back to 2CarPros.com. We are always happy to help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-battery

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 3:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you still need help here? If so some more details will help us a lot.
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 3:02 PM (Merged)

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