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mattman308, Redstar, WV, March 22, 2010, 23:19
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1993 explorer sport 4.0 auto. never a problem drove for 5miles slowed down for a redlight motor quit. my headlights were still on put in park turned key and nothing.lights went dim while turning and made a click noise under hood.now turn key just makes a click noise.

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    hemicuda March 23, 2010, 15:12
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    Clean and tighten the battery cables as it sounds like a bad connection, But it might be time for a new battery

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    mattman308, March 24, 2010, 13:21
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    I have cleaned all connections tried jumping over with cables engines moves very little.still clicking noise from starter and silenoid.

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    hemicuda, March 24, 2010, 13:28
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    Have the battery load tested at the auto parts store (napa) because if the battery is too far gone it won't jump

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    mattman308, March 25, 2010, 09:27
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    But would that cause the vehicle to stall out?

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    hemicuda, March 25, 2010, 11:14
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    Hard to tell because if the battery is low or it lost a cell stange things can happen, Have the battery load tested at a auto parts store

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    mattman308, March 31, 2010, 12:10
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    i tried a new battery,changed the starter and selonoid .Starter sounds like it kicks out but not rotating motor. motor moves just slightly.Motor didn't make any noise or smoke any before hand.

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    mattman308, April 03, 2010, 17:36
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    problem solved;My power steering locked up on me causing the motor not to turn.Was not enough power in battery also. Thanks to all.

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    Visitor, September 23, 2010, 12:00

    check the positive battery wire and replace it

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    mercwithaford July 10, 2013, 00:16
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    I just had to replace my starter. The silenoid still made a single click noise but the motor on the starter was bad

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