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2002 battery was replaced,altenator,replaced. Replaced

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2002 battery was replaced,altenator,replaced...

2002 battery was replaced,altenator,replaced. Replaced starter today. Son drove it home. Went out to start it. Wouldn't start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Cleaned and checked.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '02 Ford?

Taurus 3.3 engine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Sons car he replaced battery,altenator and starter.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Would it start with bad starter relay,or bad fuse.

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago
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So we need to do some electrical testing on this, first I would check the signal and main wire at the starter when the key is in the start position

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I will not be able to do this tonight.I will use a multimeter.With it set for 12volt dc.Should I put probe on starter line and ground other probe. What should I be reading.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

should be battery voltage at both and black on good ground a red lead on what your checking

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