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2002 Ford Taurus Question: car wont start after i replaced the starter that was installed in april '12.

 

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frank1968vet, Sacramento, CA, July 15, 2012, 20:27
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after the new started was installed i drove it to 3 or 4 places then it wouldnt start and all other power was gone too. had the starter tested and it passed but i got another just in case. also replaced the fuse to the starter relay. is it wiring or just a FORD?

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    United Auto Service Center from United Auto Service Center, July 16, 2012, 02:32
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    This may be dumb question, but have you checked the battery and the connections? Now, when I say check, I don't just mean look at them, but actually remove the connections, *thoroughly* clean the terminals, inspect the wires for corrosion damage, and test the battery out of the car. I can't tell you how many seemingly enormous problems that come into the shop turn out to be nothing more than a bad battery connection or faulty/missing ground.

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