Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Mercury Marquis V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 180k miles
For about a week, most of the time when I turn the key to start the engine the engine does not turn over. The dashboard lights come on and there is no clicking sound when the key is turned. The second try usually works but sometime the key must be turned three or more times before the engine turns over. When it does turn over it seems strong. Is this a starter motor issue or a swith/solonoid issue or an ignition swith issue, or?
There is a Technical service bulliten on this, here it is, buy the repair kit and install it!
NO CRANK / STARTER TERMINAL FATIGUE
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 06-19-14, Date of Issue: October 2, 2006
FORD: 1997-2007 Crown Victoria; 1997-2004 F-150 Heritage; 1997-2006 Expedition; 1998
-2006 E-Series; 1999-2006 F-Super Duty; 2002-2007 Explorer; 2004-2006 F-150; 2007 Explorer Sport Trac
LINCOLN: 1998-2006 Navigator; 2003-2005 Aviator
MERCURY: 1997-2007 Grand Marquis; 2002-2007 Mountaineer
Related Ref Number(s): 06-19-14
Some vehicles may exhibit a no crank condition due to an open circuit in the starter relay to starter
motor circuit at the starter motor connection.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
A new starter terminal wiring pigtail kit is released eliminating the need to replace the entire
harness for the terminal connection.
NOTE: TERMINAL KIT ONLY SERVICES THE STARTER RELAY TO
STARTER MOTOR CIRCUIT. THE KIT DOES NOT SERVICE STARTER
MOTOR BATTERY POWER CIRCUIT.
Refer to instruction sheet contained in Wiring Pigtail Kit for wiring harness service procedure.
NOTE: REFERENCE THE APPROPRIATE WORKSHOP MANUAL SERVICE
SECTION 303-06 FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE
STARTER MOTOR WIRING TERMINAL CONNECTION PROCEDURES.
Part Number Part Name
6U2Z-14S411-NA Wiring Pigtail Kit
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage.
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Operation Description Time
061914A Install Wiring Pigtail kit (Do Not Use With
MT061914 Claim Additional Labor Required As Actual Time
Or Use SLTS Operation If Available
Basic Part No. Condition Code
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January, 4, 2010 AT 8:07 AM
Thanks for the input. Can you provide the article via email or something?
Yes Mike I did get the Tech. Service Bul: However, the saga goes on.
I bought the Wiring Pigtail Kit from my local Merc. Dealer and then asked them to install it. The service manager did not want to because he said it was only for harnesses with a " broken" wire and that since my car starts sometime and does not at other times, it could not be a broken wire because then it would never start. Further, he checked the wiring harness and it seemed in tact. He could not get it to fail starting. Wouldn't you know it? I think he is headed for a relay associated with the starter motor. What do you think? I left the car with them so they could try to get it to fail and then diagnose from there.
January, 4, 2010 AT 4:37 PM
Check your email
January, 6, 2010 AT 3:16 PM
It could be the relay, or even the ignition switch, relay is a cheaper fix.