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Turn ignition switch just ticks some times will start

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starter tested good and replaced...
turn ignition switch just ticks some times will start starter tested good and replaced the battery still having trouble starting
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sounds like in the engine area
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
starter tested good and replaced the battery
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
if I turn the key several times it will start
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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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