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1999 ford explorer: wont start..sounds like the starter just clicks

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My 1999 ford explorer wont start. sounds like the starter just clicks, but won't turn. battery is new. I've tried jumping batter and won't do anything. I have a feeling it's the starter but I'm not sure
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EMRSR replied 7 years ago.

Did you replace the battery for this reason or prior ?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
prior, about 3 months ago
Expert:  EMRSR replied 7 years ago.

Battery cable sets on these fail or connections fail long before the starter does. It is very common on that vehicle to have a voltage drop to the starter, due to interior corrosion on the cable, stuff you can not see. You need a volt meter to check just how much voltage is getting to the starter. If it is not getting the 12v it needs it will not engage. Take 2 aspirins before getting a price on cable set from Ford, the after market sets do not fit or work.

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