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Experience:  28 yrs. experience as Ford ASE Master Technician. Accolades include being a 2005 Ford PTS Regional Finalist and 2006 ASE Ford National Technician.
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Turn ignition switch just ticks some times will start

Customer Question

turn ignition switch just ticks some times will start starter tested good and replaced the battery still having trouble starting
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is Scott

Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

Does the click come from inside the vehicle or down by the starter?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sounds like in the engine area
Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

Is the noise from the battery junction box, like a small relay, or a louder relay noise down by the starter?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
starter tested good and replaced the battery
Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

Has there been anybody under the hood when it won't start to see where it is clicking from?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
if I turn the key several times it will start
Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

Ok, I would suggest replacing the small starter relay in the power distribution box since the starter and battery are ok. This is the only component left. Here is relay location.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 9 months ago.

That should read this is the only "component left under the hood", there is also a possible ignition switch and PCM computer also.

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