Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Glad to be of help. Check your fusible links at starter and alternator. Battery should be fully charged. A bad battery can cause an alternator to go bad. Have your battery checked and fully charged.
Fusible links are located at starter solenoid on inner fender.
check with a test light to see where power is lost from starter solenoid.
A fusible link looks like a regular wire but melts internally.
A 75% charge is not good enough. Battery should have at least 12.6 volts. A battery cannot be tested properly with less than 12.4 volts.
Check and clean with sandpaper the inside battery terminal connections and posts.
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got cut off trying to reply! I charged battery and pressed starter button and a loud clicking at the voltage reg (i think it is a voltage regulator? small cilender with two post for wires on top and started cable on side. Starter did not ignite or spin?
The small cylinder is your starter solenoid. The loud clicking indicates high resistance or low voltage, bad connection. This can be caused by bad or low charged battery, bad battery cable or connections or bad solenoid.
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