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Old 06/12/2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Starting issues, or lack thereof.

Ok. I thought it was the battery, but apparently it's not.

Last time I drove her the dash lights would go on and off hickory dickory. The headlights would dim with brakes on.

We were last running over in Steve's (mechanicalguy) GREAT garage and Mustang "farm" (he has 3 Mustangs). We did a lot of banging to loosen the p/s control valve (go Rob!) and may have loosened a connection somewhere because...

I went to start her today to prepare for "attack Satan day 4" at Steve's house. Nothing happened. So I dropped in a new battery. This is now what happens:

No clicking when turning the key. No turning over at all.

Head lights will work, dash lights come on.

Gauges do not work, do not register.

Brand new motorcraft 24F battery, newly rebuilt alternator.

Everything is perfect, by the way, except minor p/s issues that my superstar friends are helping me with.

Is it the starter? I will remove it as soon as I get my hands on the tools to do so, and have it tested at Shucks.

Is it the cylenoid or whatever it's called?

Ideas?

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Old 06/12/2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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check the connections on the voltage regulator. sometimes mine will work lose.

right side of radiator (almost touching) looking from front kinda near washer bottle.

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Old 06/12/2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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how old is your key switch? the electrical part of it.

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Old 06/12/2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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how old is your key switch? the electrical part of it.
Make sure one of the wires on the front of the solenoid didn't fall off or get knocked loose.
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Old 06/12/2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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The neutral safety switch may be the problem?

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Old 06/12/2009, 10:41 PM   #6
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I'm so embarrassed, I don't even want to tell you guys.

I went to do the 'take it out of park and put it back' safety switch idea, and um, discovered the car was not in park. (At least the brake was set.) Somehow I didn't push the gearshift up all the way and it didn't lock when I put her away in the garage last time.

I get the dummy award, I know.

Thank you for your suggestions. At least I have the correct MCA battery. Of course she starts right up beautifully with her new battery.

I'm gonna go hide now.

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Old 06/12/2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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Well take heart Amy, if you were a guy you would probably have said ,,,"Well I fixed the problem with a new solenoid ,,,yeah bad solenoid" he he he ,,,,,,, honesty is a good quality Amy. Even if its embarrasing,,,,,,,,lol.
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Old 06/13/2009, 04:59 AM   #8
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I'm so embarrassed, I don't even want to tell you guys.

I went to do the 'take it out of park and put it back' safety switch idea, and um, discovered the car was not in park. (At least the brake was set.) Somehow I didn't push the gearshift up all the way and it didn't lock when I put her away in the garage last time.

I get the dummy award, I know.

Thank you for your suggestions. At least I have the correct MCA battery. Of course she starts right up beautifully with her new battery.

I'm gonna go hide now.
Heck, that doesn't even rate among the top ten of stupid things I've done. You're going to need to try a lot harder than that if you want to make it to the big leagues!
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Old 06/13/2009, 05:08 AM   #9
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I've done the same thing more than once. Usually takes me a few seconds to run through my head and BINGO.

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Old 06/13/2009, 05:23 AM   #10
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At least it has a safety, I had a 53 F100 with an automatic when I was a kid. Came rolling in home one night much later than I should have been so I killed the engine and rolled in so I didn't wake the grizzly bear "Dad". The next day grizz decided he needed to move the pickup for some reason and when he turned the key over, the truck took off forward and the stereo came on and the old grizz couldn't think fast enough and almost put it through the shed before he came to his senses and shut it down. No safety, you start it in gear it went what ever direction you left it in gear.

Glad to hear your issue was easily resolved, always nice when it's easy.

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I'm so embarrassed, I don't even want to tell you guys.

I went to do the 'take it out of park and put it back' safety switch idea, and um, discovered the car was not in park. (At least the brake was set.) Somehow I didn't push the gearshift up all the way and it didn't lock when I put her away in the garage last time.

I get the dummy award, I know.

Thank you for your suggestions. At least I have the correct MCA battery. Of course she starts right up beautifully with her new battery.

I'm gonna go hide now.

it's ok amy,
most everybody has done something similar, try walking to the gas station, because you didn't think that the other tank had gas in it.( my pickup) i felt real smart

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Old 06/13/2009, 10:45 AM   #12
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One time exhausted in the garage I was looking for a wrench. All over the garage.. looking looking looking. spent about 15 minutes.

Was holding it in my left hand...... Set the wrench down and went to bed....

I have all sorts of stupid manuevers over the years....
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Old 06/13/2009, 11:17 AM   #13
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I'm so embarrassed, I don't even want to tell you guys.

I went to do the 'take it out of park and put it back' safety switch idea, and um, discovered the car was not in park. (At least the brake was set.) Somehow I didn't push the gearshift up all the way and it didn't lock when I put her away in the garage last time.
Hey Rob, are you still here? What's say we help Amy with a "rubber band" shift kit anchored to the heater select lever or somewhere?

We'll call it the "Park-O-Matic"...

...from the renown creator of "Sharper Image" mirror stabilization systems...
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I was pretty sure Rob had patented the "flexible return and mobile inertial stabilization system" also know as FRAMISS. Lot of money in that,,,,, looking good for his retirement.
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Old 06/13/2009, 09:22 PM   #15
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Amy, I've done the same thing so don't worry about it. It's just something to make you chuckle about later in life. I enjoy reading your posts, you always make me smile, especially since I have'nt been well lately. Keep on being you Amy.

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