Having problems with your 1997 Ford Taurus ?

I installed a new battery but the car will not turn over.Could the starter be the problem? If so how do you no for sure what the problem is? Thanks

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 29-06-2020

Answers :

Be sure your car is in Park or Neutral if it is an automatic, or in Neutral with emergency brake set if a stick shift. If you have a set of jumper cables take one and jump the POS cable from one side of the main cable connection on the Starter solenoid to the opposite side of the Solenoid.
\012If the Starter is good it will crank. If the Starter does not crank it is bad. Next, you need to determine why the Solenoid does not work when the Starter is good. There is a small wire called a tickler and it makes the Solenoid work. The tickler gets its power from the Key switch when you turn the Key to Start. If the tickler has power, then the Solenoid is bad if it does not make the Starter turn.
\012If the tickler wire is dead you need a testlight or a 12 Volt multimeter. You disconnect the tickler wire and check for power on this wire. There is a Interlock switch on the clutch pedal lever, or on Automatics in the shift linkage. If your foot hit this switch it could be out of position or broken. The Brake switch can also be a part of the Interlock.
\012If you still do not have power at the tickler, your Ignition switch is probably bad and you need to replace it. I hope this information will help you.
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