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Old 03-13-2019, 02:52 PM
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have to turn key on 3 4 or 5 times to start car
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have to turn key on 3 4 or 5 times to start car
Please post year ... welcome to the forum. Please explain exactly how it's behaving ... is the starter engaging? does it click instead?
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rcx2x2 View Post
have to turn key on 3, 4,or 5 times to start car
Are you talking about your Ford?

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95 6 speed conv thanks for welcome turn key and nothing turn again clunk It tries to start turn several times and It starts
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Determine whether its fuel or spark.

What is fuel pressure reading at the rail. What is battery voltage, etc.
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no ha ha
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Originally Posted by rcx2x2 View Post
no ha ha
If you want us to help, you'll have to give us some accurate information about your problem, and your observations. "no ha ha" does not qualify!

It sounds to me like you have a dead battery.
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Originally Posted by Hot Rod Roy View Post
If you want us to help, you'll have to give us some accurate information about your problem, and your observations. "no ha ha" does not qualify!

It sounds to me like you have a dead battery.
to hot rod roy…………...thought I was responding to another member with the ha ha....first time using this program...….let me know if I am talking to you?
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Please post year ... welcome to the forum. Please explain exactly how it's behaving ... is the starter engaging? does it click instead?
yes it clicks then finally the starter engages after several attempts
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Make sure battery terminals are tight.
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it sounds like an electrical problem. Things I would check are:

1) Battery voltage at the battery
2) Measure the Ohms from the positive cable terminal at the battery to the other end at the starter solenoid (checking for resistance in the cable). You will disconnect the cable to do this.
3) Remove the starter and have it tested

In my experience, starting problems are usually in the starter, but when dealing with cars of this age, cable corrosion/degradation is also a common issue

Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by rcx2x2 View Post
yes it clicks then finally the starter engages after several attempts
Then its probably spark, have battery load tested, inspect the terminals for tightness or corrosion, then go through the hot wire to the starter and inspect the ground cable from the battery to the frame.
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thank you very much. I will try and see if this works...
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