engine stalled now won't crank over on 1993 Ford Explorer

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.

by in Redstar, WV on March 22, 2010
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2 answers 7 comments
ANSWER by , March 23, 2010
Clean and tighten the battery cables as it sounds like a bad connection, But it might be time for a new battery
COMMENT by , March 24, 2010
I have cleaned all connections tried jumping over with cables engines moves very little.still clicking noise from starter and silenoid.
COMMENT by , March 24, 2010
Have the battery load tested at the auto parts store (napa) because if the battery is too far gone it won't jump
COMMENT by , March 25, 2010
But would that cause the vehicle to stall out?
COMMENT by , March 25, 2010
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 by , March 31, 2010
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 by , April 03, 2010
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 by , September 23, 2010
check the positive battery wire and replace it
ANSWER by , July 10, 2013
I just had to replace my starter. The silenoid still made a single click noise but the motor on the starter was bad