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Take a 12 volt test light and see if you have 12 volts with the key in the crank mode in and out of the clutch switch on the red/blue start wire>> Check it and let me know.
That means eaither the ignition switch is bad or the connector to it. The red/blue wire comes from the switch , check and see if it hot at the ignition switch.
checked the red/blue wires from ignition Not hot, other wires are hot at the ignition, Followed the two red/blue wires thru firewall and one go's to the distributor, the other go's around thru the front headlight harness of wires and comes out at the silenoid
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; IGNITION SWITCH.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS.
NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
My son and i located the switch with no problem with your help, We are excited that this might be the problem, will let you know soon
i checked the connection and it does not appear to be burnt or loose, what are you speaking of suppling a source of twelve volts to, My knowhow is limited But i can take directions, And it seems you are skilled at what you do
Ok,run a new wire from the positive battey terminal and try touching the red/blue wire and see if it cranks.