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I have 1996 Ford Bronco that died yesterday at work. I went

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I have 1996 Ford Bronco that died yesterday at work. I went to leave after work and it wouldn't start? Doesn't turn over, just a click? Tried jumping it to no avail?
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: First time it ever happened, drove to work in the morning with no trouble. Sounds like maybe starter or solenoid? Thought it was just the battery was low?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes sir, was hoping for some advice. I need it for transportation, had to miss work today because of it. Costs $50 yesterday to get home by Taxi. Would it just need a new starter?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No that's all I can think of?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

First make sure the battery is fully charged, then passes a load test. Check the cables and ends at both side for tightness and corrosion. If all this is good, then you need a starter motor.

Thanks, Ron