1993 Ford Crown Victoria car will not start

  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 17,500 MILES
My daughter has a 1993 Crown Vic LX with 175k on it. She drove it to work yesterday and it ran fine. I drove it the day before and it started right up and ran with no problems. When she was ready to leave work last night the car would not start. When I turn the key I get nothing. The dash lights up and the check engine light, battery indicator and airbag indictor are on. The interior lights and headlights work. The heater runs and The radio works but I'm getting nothing from the ignition, not even a click from the starter. The battery has plenty of juice and the battery level registers on the dash. It's been around 0 to 4 degrees at night the past few days and in the 20 degree range during the day. So figuring that the old battery may not have enough CCA's I put a new battery in it with 600 CCA's and it still did the same thing. Nothing. My daughter said that it started up as usual on the first crank and drove fine on her way to work. Any ideas?
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 7:42 PM

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Hello !

Check the starter.

Could be faulty also the "signal" wire that feeds the starter could be disconnected or broken if possible check the signal with a light tester if good then
check the battery cable that goes directly to the starter be sure that is making a clean solid contact on both ends (battery and starter)
if everything checks good then the starter is faulty, remove it and bench test it.

Something else !

Be sure that the shifter its on parking!

(Neutral safety switch could be faulty or not closing the contact )

Move it a little bit and try to start the engine.

Good luck and let us know on your findings!
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 7:58 PM

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