2001 Ford Mustang Car wont start, engine will not turn over

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 105,000 MILES
While driving, my car chugged twice then died. I am unable to restart the car, the engine won't even turn over. We have checked the battery and starter, both needed replacement. All dash lights and headlights work, and we are getting power to the starter (tested with a volt meter). The battery terminals are clean and we have tested the relay and checked the fuses. Suggestions? Does this sound like an electrical or engine problem?
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 9:16 AM

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Tiny
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Wont start, engine will not turn over

Do you mean it cranks over and refuses to start or won't crank over at all.

If it cranks over the starter has done its job. Try carb cleaner in the throttle body-did it start and die? If so check the fuel pressure and comeback with the readings
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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No, it doesnt turn over at all. I turn the key and get "click". Thats it.
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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Earlier you said you're getting power at the starter-have a helper put key to start position and bang on the starter if it kicks and engages the engine -defective starter.
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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We've tried that, with the old starter and the brand new one (installed last night), no luck. Thanks for your prompt answers. Much quicker than I had anticipated!
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:36 AM
Tiny
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You might want to triple check the battery condition and its connection make sure its clean and tighten, also at the starter relay and starter
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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We can check those off the list, too. Unfortunately we've previously had no luck with those suggestions either
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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Okay find the transmission range sensor left rear side of transmission check for power at the red and light blue wire-nothing there check fuse no.6 20amp at central junction box behind dash left of steering column. Then report back
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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I am at work now, will check when I get home. Thanks again!
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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They are both ok
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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This is number 5 mustang with the same problem. Did you get it fixed?What was it?
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 9:43 PM

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