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I have a 2006 ford freestar that today, i just replaced the

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starter, the battery, an, but...
I have a 2006 ford freestar that today, i just replaced the starter, the battery, an, but it still will not crank
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago
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Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in this business since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. Please be patient!
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Be sure all the cables are good, and check to see if the security light is on or flashing. This can be a security issue not allowing power to the starter/solenoid. If that's the case, it would need to be diagnosed as to what function has failed, keys, etc.

Thanks, Ron

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Security light is not on.I cleaned all the cable connections, including ground wire to body. Starter/ignition relays can be heard kicking on, but still no crank.
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago

ok, then we need to check for power at the starter/solenoid from the ignition switch.

Ron

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
is that the thick wire that bolts down or the smaller wire with connector. do i just hook up meter and see if it has power initially, and then measure voltage when i turn the key?
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago

check them both with key off and key on. you only need a test light, but if you have a DVOM, then you can measure the exact voltages.

Thanks again,

Ron

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
on the large wire I have 11 volts when no key, on smile wire i have 0 volts. When key is turned, both small and large wires both have 11 volts
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago

ok, so the circuits are ok from the battery and ignition switch. check the small wire while cranking position. Why did you initially replace the starter and battery?

Ron

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
small wire in cranking position gets 11 volts. I replaced the starter because the old starter, the small wire came unsoldered from it, and it was super rusty, so I figure I would replace it before winter. Upon replacing it, it still would not start, so I had the battery tested, and it was bad, so I replaced that. Both of these were done in the last 24 hours.
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago

OK, this sure seems to be related to the security system at this point, and a scan tool would need to be used to isolate the problem now.

Thanks again,

Ron

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a scan tool
Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 2 years ago

Great, check all the communications between all the modules to check for talking on the network, then check the security module for codes.

Ron

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