2000 ford windstar wouldnt start. Kept clicking like a dead battery but still wouldnt start after jumping. Replaced battery and now it only clicks once and wont start. Has the starter gone out?

Asked by Dec 12, 2015 at 07:22 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is it possible to dislodge or mess up the
starter while replacing the battery?

3 Answers

42,355

No, not really. The starter is bolted in very tight, but if you crossed the pos. & neg. terminals, you could blow some circuits, and the solenoid for the starter, & hopefully not damage the ecm.

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42,355

Also it sounds like you may have some bad connections, check ground wire connections especially...

17,280

Most likely the starter just needs to be replaced. Have someone tap on starter with a hammer while trying to start vehicle at the same time if vehicle starts replace starter.

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