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The starter is 3 weeks old but now it doesnt turn over at

Customer Question

The starter is 3 weeks old but now it doesnt turn over at all
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: single
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 2009 4 cylinder
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked wirterminals , battery, starter relays and diodes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the anti theft light flashes on but goes out when i turn key is that normal
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

A single click usually means the starter has failed. You can start by monitoring battery voltage, it should maintain at least 11v while trying to start if not replace battery. If good monitor voltage on both of the wires going to starter while trying to start, they should also show at least 11v. If voltage is good at starter this means the new starter has failed. If you had work done at a shop they will most likely replace for free. If you did it yourself, starter will be covered under warranty. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok ill check starting voltage
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Let me know how it turns out or if you run into questions. Thanks