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Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by ray young, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. ray young

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    Thanks RipHip i ordered a starter but ill trace the wires and make sure they are ok before i go ripping the starter out.. if it is the wiring ill fix that and return the new starter.
     
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    Voltage Drop Test
    Voltage Drop Test
    Voltage Drop Test

    This is what I hammer into the students. All you need to use is your meter. Don't take anything apart in the process.
     
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    Well. Didn't start again after coming out of Sam's Club. Had to bump the solenoid post lightly & then it would start tonight. I have a new starter to put in tomorrow & will check the older one out later. 101100 miles on the old one.

    Did not do voltage drop but will before starter replacement.
     
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    a good walkthrough video
     
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    Did voltage drop test & had none from ign switch, thru relay, to solenoid. I thought this was original starter but should have know better :suicide:. Replaced starter and Ford wire harness since it had been 'worked on' using cheap clamp style cable ends. New harness was only $60+. Checked for voltage drop after install of starter and harness w/o any drop, started (lot less noise) & buttoned everything back up.
    stamp11127, thanks for your patience and stand on the voltage drop check 1st & not continuity :pokeowned: and for everyone's help.
     
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    Finally had some time with the Expy. bypassed the starter relay and it cranked like normal. i guess it Fusebox time.. thanks for all the help guys
     
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    Add in an aux relay in place of the starter relay and save some bucks. The 03/04's are known to also kill the fuel pump relay in that great idea Ford had with the sjb.
     
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    You "bypassed" the starter relay ? Was the relay bad ? Did you try just swapping in the one next to it ( trailer tow relay....) and see how it acted ? Or how did you "bypass" the relay?
     
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    i swapped with the highbeam relay, still no crank. i pulled the starter relay out and with the key on i used a jumper wire to jump # 30 terminal and 87 terminal maybe #87a its hard to see under there then it cranked.
     
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    ok, new updated fuse box installed. still no start. im at a loss. anyone have more ideas? did not replace the starter since jumping the relay got it to crank
     

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