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Gh Ron, had a short on the starter relay and a big bang

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High Ron, had a short on the starter relay and a big bang followed and engine shutdown. I am trying to trace if it was a fuse or maybe the cable to the starter blew up. The starter solenoid does click when I turn the ignition. Tried to short the solenoid terminals with a screw driver but no response from the starter. (Maybe starter cable or starter solenoid damage.) Your suggestion please.
Tinus Gous
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

At the starter relay at the 2 large connections is one of those battery voltage?

When trying to start are all 3 connections at the starter relay powered?

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