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Quarter Horse
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From: Kansas
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 10-21-2006 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Quarter Horse        Reply w/Quote
My Bronco has been having an intermittent starting problem. Every once in a while I turn the key and just get a click from the starter relay.. starter does not crank or even engage. After a few tries it generally starts. It was like that for a while, but now it won't start at all... just hear the relay click. I've tried a new starter, relay, and battery, but the problem remains. I'm wondering if it might be a ground problem or cables? Any ideas? What should I check next?

Thanks,
Tony

Fastymz
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posted 10-21-2006 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Check and or replace your ground cable.

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kenseth17
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From: Green Bay, WI
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-21-2006 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kenseth17        Reply w/Quote
Those years of ford trucks often have the small wire to the ign on the starter from the relay on the fender thats known to go bad. (can't remember if mine clicked or not), but easy enough to just run another wire from the relay to the starter to see if it helps. Make sure connections are tight and clean. I would start by replacing all the cables and making sure you have a good ground if its been awhile since they have been replaced. They can look good even though they are not, and its not that expensive or hard to do.

Quarter Horse
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posted 10-22-2006 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Quarter Horse        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help. I made the checks you all suggested... turned out to be a bad positive battery cable. I hooked a jumper cable from the + post on the bat to the + terminal on the starter and it finally started. That was good enough to get me home. Now I think I'll replace all of the cables just for good measure.

Man does it suck to work on a broke vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store! With the hood up and tools out, you'd think people would give you a little room to work, but no they have to pull right in next to you! Suprised no one ran over my legs.
Anyway, all good now, just need to find the time for the fix.

Thanks again,
Tony

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