1972 Other Ford Models engine won't crank? It only "cli

Tiny
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1972 Other Ford Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I have installed a new starter and a new solenoid, into my friends 1972 Ford Galaxy 500, making sure I put every "wire" back in its original place. Still, when I try to start the car it only makes a "clicking" noise from the small soleniod on top of fender wall, near battery? Also, the battery is "charged-up" too. Can you please HELP?
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 3:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

if the solenoid is clicking. Check that power is passing to the starter contact, if not check connections & solenoid.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
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Hello Mark, thanks for the input, however, when I turn ignition on, engine still won't "crank-over" it just clicks each time? Battery is totally "charged" and juice flows between soleniod and starter! I have already "back-tracked" and "Trouble-Shooted" from (1)Starter (2)connections/wires (3)Soleniod (4)Battery! I was thinking, Having done all that, maybe the (ignition-switch) might be the problem?

I am almost to my end of Mechanical knowledge concerning car repairs? Can you help me?THANKS
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

OK lets step by step this and don't presume that something is OK because it is new.

Check power at the remote solenoid with the key on crank.

If solenoid "clicks"it is powering up.

Check 12 V at in put & out put terminals of solenoid with key on crank.

No power faulty solenoid.

Check for 12V at starter main terminal.

12V at terminal & no crank faulty starter or locked up engine.

One question. You new starter is a remote solenoid type ( no small solenoid on top of new starter) because if you have a modern type starter fitted the remote solenoid will not work to energize this type of starter. You will need to do a re wire mod. (Easy)

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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Mark, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly? I'd like to say that my friends ford was working fine until suddenly, the car wouldn't start, just click? Well, it just so happens that the car has (2)two Soleniods, (1) one on top of "fenderwall" next to battery and the other soleniod was on the starter when I bought it? So, I needed to be sure that All-my-wires went back-on the "new starter" just the way they came off the old starter? I even took a picture of everything before I began? Haha "All that to no avail"? Back to your email, I am going to follow your advice! I have a (Volt/Ohlm meter) soI'll get back to you soon. Ok
PS don't worry even if I can't get it to crank over, I'll send you a small donation O.K. Thanks, Robert
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

If your starter has a in built solenoid, there will be a small terminal on this solenoid, jump power to tis and if it clicks let me know and I will advise on the re wire to get it sorted.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Mark,

I'll have to get back to you between tommorow and Sunday 15th o.K? Presently, I am not working on the ford 500, Untill I can make time enough to do it. But, it will be in the next day or so!

Robert
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 7:41 PM

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