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Ron    Posted 08-25-2022 at 21:42:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My 1953 Ford wouldn't start.
    1. Replaced the battery and only heard, 'click'.
    2. Replaced the starter and only heard, 'click'
    Now what?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-26-2022 at 16:58:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How's that ground cable "click"?

    Ron    Posted 08-27-2022 at 11:17:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Is the single click I hear the solenoid?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-27-2022 at 17:45:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Or it could be a lousy ground connection on the machine.
    I know that you already visually looked at the battery connections and decided they are fine and dandy.
    I find it somewhat amusing when I ask people if they actually took them apart to clean them or "just looked and NO don't need cleaning..."
    then come to find out that Gee! They were corroded.

    Oh. That click might be the solenoid having enough juice to make it "click" but not enough amperage available to turn it over.
    But that might be, perhaps, possibly, say it ain't so, corroded battery terminals to start with.
    Since those are no longer a problem, hope you checked the cable ground connection on the machine. Yes, it's fun when THAT one bites you.
    Peace be with you.
    Wanna trade problems? I have a Ford 850 that hasn't run for about 20 years.
    Your problem is cheap compared to mine.
    However mine is for sale as fast as it is running.

    Jacl - Iowa    Posted 08-26-2022 at 07:41:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'd start with my multimeter and check the battery cables. If you don't have a multimeter, take a jumper cable and jump around one at a time.

    If that does not cure it, check the various ground points in the system. Did you clean the mounting surface when you had the starter off?

    May be the solenoid it's self but don't spend any more money until you have done some trouble shooting.

    Good Luck

    Ron    Posted 08-27-2022 at 10:55:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The electrical wiring was working fine when the starter failed. The lower teeth on the drive shaft of the starter were chewed away about 1.5 inches.

    I am not sure where all the ground points are.
    Lights work, and battery has full charge.

    Thank you

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