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My 2013 Ford F-150 won't start it says starting system

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My 2013 Ford F-150 won't start it says starting system fault
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: No it just clicks and the battery is the same that we purchased it with but it on has 46000 miles
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: And it does turn on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have tried disconnecting the negative cable
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 year ago.

When you say it just clicks... is this a 1-click or a rapid repeating click?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A click every time I try to turn the engine over
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. The 1-click per ignition cycle is the sign of a failing Starter Solenoid. On this vehicle, the solenoid is mounted to the starter motor and is usually replaced as a starter motor assembly (the new starter comes with a new solenoid, it's just cheaper and easier that way). Inspect the connections at the solenoid and make sure they are tight. If the connections look solid, replacing the Starter should solve the problem. If you found this answer helpful, please help me by leaving a rating using the "stars" at the top of the page or click 'accept'.
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