Starter problems

Tiny
BENSMITH1985
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  • FORD ESCORT
1999 Escort
109,000 miles

I put a new starter in my car. And when I turn the key to fire it up nothing happens except a "chunk" sound. I charged the battery, jumped and even tried a new battery but nothing seems to be making the starter kick in. Is there a fuse or relay problem? Where are those things located? Thank you.
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 AT 1:45 AM

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Tiny
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Follow the battery positive cable to the starter at the relay you'll see 2 small terminals S and I-now take a wire about the size with those small terminal wires at the starter relay hook one end to the S terminal now take the other one and tap it over to the battery terminal coming from the battery side-did it crank over?
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 AT 3:39 AM
Tiny
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Follow the battery positive cable to the starter at the relay you'll see 2 small terminals S and I-now take a wire about the size with those small terminal wires at the starter relay hook one end to the S terminal now take the other one and tap it over to the battery terminal coming from the battery side-did it crank over?[/Quote:d41473a034]

I have everything hooked up now, but the fly wheel isnt turning. I took out the spark plugs to release pressure and I could then pry it to move. But when I hooked everything backed up the starter turned the fly wheel a little, but very hard, for only about a half a turn and then it locked up again. Could my engine be siezed up?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 AT 3:56 AM
Tiny
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Either your starter overrunning clutch is slipping or the engine is siegeing.

Try this put put half of a coke can in each sparkplug hole, leave sparkplug out give it time to work-then turn engine over manually by turning the crank center bolt if it breaks loose-remember to change oil/filter. If it continues do a starter current draw this will nail the starter.

Recheck the battery voltage might not have enough to crank the engine over-double check the connections.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 AT 4:13 AM

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