1993 Ford Explorer Q&A

1993 Ford Explorer Question: engine stalled now won't crank over

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. -
Answer 1
Clean and tighten the battery cables as it sounds like a bad connection, But it might be time for a new battery -
Comment 1
I have cleaned all connections tried jumping over with cables engines moves very little.still clicking noise from starter and silenoid. -
Comment 2
Have the battery load tested at the auto parts store (napa) because if the battery is too far gone it won't jump -
Comment 3
But would that cause the vehicle to stall out? -
Comment 4
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 -
Comment 5
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. -
Comment 6
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. -
Comment 7
check the positive battery wire and replace it -
Answer 2
I just had to replace my starter. The silenoid still made a single click noise but the motor on the starter was bad -