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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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, 95 Merc Grand Marquis started fine this morning drove

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Customer: ***** *****,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 95 Merc Grand Marquis started fine this morning drove around for a while stopped to get some coffee came out and would not start does not even click when trying to start up wondering if starter relay
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Do the lights on the dash dim?
Have you tried to jump start it with a jump box or jumper cables?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no dimming and yes tried to jump it still nothing
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

You could have a bad starter. You will need a test light to check for power to the starter battery cable and power to the smaller wire at the starter with the key held in the start position.. The starter solenoid is part of the starter. I would recommend testing first before replacing any parts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are there any fuses I should check?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also there is some corrosion on the battery terminals
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

No fuses. As long as the cluster lights up, it should crank over.

Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Clean the battery terminals and make sure the cables are good at the battery.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
going to do that, just seems strange that it would go out just like that
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

A starter can.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
very true, but in the past with others there were unearthly noises and other odd sounds lol well going over to clean off the terminals and go from there thank you for your time and have a great day.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome. Please keep me informed if you need more help with this problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will and thanks again
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome.