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I crossed wires while installing a car stereo, now the starter don't crank

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Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 2 years ago
Randall C
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Hello, In order to try and help, year?model? engine? what is working and what is not? what have you done and tried?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
1997 ford explorer 5.0. replaced the starter relay. thinkingvfuusable link maybe? it'll click like the plugs are going when I turn the key but no action from the starter.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the flashers come on the blower, lights, etc. it just wont start
Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 2 years ago

we have to do some power tests, do you have a testlight or voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
testlight
Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 2 years ago

i can not do a call as a problem on your end JA will notify you, meantime.. remove the starter relay, have someone hold key to CRANK, I need to know how many terminals show power

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
where do u test? one red lead coming from the battery, one red on the same post to somewhere else I suppose and two black leads on the bottom post with the out bound red lead
Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 2 years ago

The small wire hooked to small post by itself

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sorry. Ivan going to run to the pull it place for a used PCM before it closes just in case.
Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 2 years ago

confused. I am going to opt out

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Remove the anti theft relay and check to see if two out of the four female pins have battery voltage with the key in the CRANK position. If so, then check power coming in and coming out of the transmission range sensor with the key in the crank position after reinstalling the anti theft relay. The problem could be a bad starter relay or a bad starter.

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