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I push the clutch pedal in and the car wont start, bbut if I jump it across at the solenoid it starts. So i figured the Clutch starter switch went out, I replaced it and still have the same problem.

does anyone know what else could cause this problem, I was thinking maybe a short???.....I'm not good w/ electrical problems though.


Any help is appreciated, this is a real pain my a**


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Txstang1 said:
I push the clutch pedal in and the car wont start, bbut if I jump it across at the solenoid it starts. So i figured the Clutch starter switch went out, I replaced it and still have the same problem.

does anyone know what else could cause this problem, I was thinking maybe a short???.....I'm not good w/ electrical problems though.


Any help is appreciated, this is a real pain my a**


Thanks

Steve
sounds like the starter solenoid is bad
 

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Test for power at the red wire in the center of the starter solenoid when the key is turned to the "start" position. If there is power then the solenoid is bad.
 

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Ok, I will check that out.

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Ok.....yes there is power to the red wire going to the solenoid when the key is in the start position. So this means the solenoid is bad?

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ok....i replaced the solenoid and it still wont star w/o jumping across at the solenoid,

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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are you sure you tested the right wire. he was talking about the one that pulls off not bolted. You should have power there when the ign. is in the start position. If you dont then its the ignition switch.
 

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ok......so your talkin about the wire on top of the solenoid that has a 90 degree boot on it, that I have to pull off when i jump it across???.......that being the case then , yes i did test the wrong wire.

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Txstang1 said:
ok......so your talkin about the wire on top of the solenoid that has a 90 degree boot on it, that I have to pull off when i jump it across???.......that being the case then , yes i did test the wrong wire.

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No bro! You have to check for 12v on tha wire w/ the boot on it when you turn the key like you are starting it. It will take 2 people to test this unless you have a meter w/ long leads.
 

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Yes, I checked for blown fuses already.

I checked the wire with the 90 degree boot on it, with my wife holding the key in the start position and did not get power (using a test light).

So....new solenoid, new clutch starter switch, no blown fuses and no power to the wire w/ da boot on it.


Guess I 'll go get a ignition switch tomorrow and see whats up..

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Check to see if it has been replaced on your car before. There was a recall on that part for some fox body models. Just call a dealer and give them your VIN.
 

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Check to see if it has been replaced on your car before. There was a recall on that part for some fox body models. Just call a dealer and give them your VIN.

Most recalls are only surviceable for up to 7 years.
 

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Jetfast50 said:
Might want to put a jumper on the pedal switch/neutral saftey switch, and recheck the voltage.
Yes, you are loosing voltage some wear on the solonoid control circuit. The clutch switch is probably next place to look.:) SORRY, you said you DID replace the clutch switch. Maybe it's the ignition switch in the steering column itself. All I know is it doesn't really sound like the solonoid on the firewall because you don't even have power going to it to energize the solonoid.
 

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ok....I''ll call ford and see if it has been replaced, I've had the car for 9 yrs and its hasn't been replaced during that period, the ignition switch that is.

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