1997 FORD EXPLORER ENGINE WONT CRANK

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  • 1997 Ford Explorer

Electrical problem
1997 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 128000 miles

Battery is fully charged, When key is turned Dash lights dim, relay clicks but starter motor doesnt crank.

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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 7:31 PM

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Load test the battery if okay -start checking the starter, starter relay, neutral safety switch and ignition switch.

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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 11:41 PM
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Seems that it is the red wire going to the starter itself. Trouble is its a 4 x4 and I can get at it. I dont have a ramp or Pit.

I wiggled the wire and it started, I suspect there is a short somewhere on it.

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Monday, September 7th, 2009 AT 7:59 AM

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