Wont Start

Tiny
ZUPAN
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  • FORD BRONCO
I have a 81 ford bronco with around 150, 00 on the engine and 47,000 on the new transmition.

The other day I went out to try and start it and all it does is make this little click sound like its not even trying to turn over. Everyone has just been telling me that I have a problem with my ignition system but I dont even know where to begin looking. Should I check the distributor, starter, spark plugs, or what? I know alittle about newer engines but dont even know where to start an 81 V8. What should I do and if possible could you give me an idea where that part is located.
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 AT 4:21 PM

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Tiny
DABREVIG
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I would start with your battery. Sounds like it needs to be charged or replaced. Check terminals for corrossion and tightness. If corroded remove terminals and clean them off. Use a multi-meter and check voltage across battery post. Should be about 12 Volts. If you are unsure how to check just bring battery to an auto parts store and they should be able to test it for you and tell you if it is bad or not.
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Thats what I thought it was at frist so I already replaced the battery and I cleaned all the grime off the wires that attach to the battery. Any other suggestions?
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
JWALTH02
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The clicking is your solonoid saying to start, it could be your starter is stuck. Has it dropped in temperature where you live? Try going under the car and tapping on the starter with a hammer or wrench while someone turns the ignition. Let us know how it goes.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 AT 1:36 AM
Tiny
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I just went ahead and replaced the starter and the starter solenoid and its cranking now but wont start. My neighbor came over and said it looks like I need a new carburetor.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2007 AT 3:17 PM

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