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1996 Ford Contour Question: Won't Start After Replacing Oil Pan

 

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Sarah Bear, 2.5L V6, Flora Vista, NM, July 08, 2009, 14:11
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I replaced my oil pan, and now my car won't start. It makes a sort of "click" noise, but that's all it will do.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, July 08, 2009, 15:58
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    Double check the battery cables and the starter wiring. If anything is loose, the starter will click but not turn the engine over. Let me know what you end up finding. Good luck

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 08, 2009, 22:48
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    Charge and test the battery as well or at least try to jump start of another vehicle. Instead of connecting the battery jumper cable ground wire (Black) to your battery negative terminal find a good ground on your engine and attach it there, (this will eliminate a a voltage drop across the ground cable on your car if there is one.

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