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Im over at my buddies place and were both baffled why his rig wont start.

Problem: when she turns over it clicks once from the starter. Btw, battery is fully charged. Been checking connections and what not, still nothing. No codes from the reader either. Even tried tapping the starter with a hammer. Ideas? Thanks guys
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take off the starter and get it tested at any part store it might be completely locked up
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The click from the starter is the solenoid engaging, so you're good there. This narrows it down to two things, either its not getting enough power through the main cable to turn over, or the starter is locked up. If you've already checked connections, I'd have the starter tested.

If you want to test the starter yourself, you can use a jumper cable to connect the battery to the starter terminal. WARNING: its really easy to short the jumpers to something.
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Thanks guys, yup starter was done. Seized up. Went to a wrecker and got one out of a 2010 for 60$, practicality brand new! Hooked her up and.....brrrrrrum! Its alive!

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can't tap these later model ford starters,they have PGR's in them,permenate magnet gear reducted,insted of having field coils it has 2 large magnets that break as easy as glass,you most likely need a starter now
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can't tap these later model ford starters,they have PGR's in them,permenate magnet gear reducted,insted of having field coils it has 2 large magnets that break as easy as glass,you most likely need a starter now
Nice job on a 2 month old thread and they already fixed it.
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