Starter wont engage when i turn the key

Asked by Apr 11, 2017 at 07:07 PM about the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key to start the car nothing
happens but when I go underneath to look at
the starter unable to start the car by using
my tire iron on the starter connections it's
Sparks and starts right up I believe it's the
ignition switch but not 100% what's your
input

1 Answer

79,265

There should be power on the small wire when the key is turned to the start position, and no power there when the key is in the on position. If there is power at the small wire with the key in the start position, then there is a problem with the starter solenoid, and the starter solenoid should be replaced. If there is no power to the small wire, then its back tracking to find out why. Chances are that it would be the ignition switch at this point.

Your Answer

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    1,950
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
34 Great Deals out of 326 listings starting at $4,988
Used Lincoln Town Car
11 listings starting at $7,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
136 Great Deals out of 1,088 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
3 Great Deals out of 990 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Explorer
45 Great Deals out of 1,599 listings starting at $3,695
Used Ford F-150
577 Great Deals out of 9,694 listings starting at $2,295
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 982 listings starting at $7,600
Used Honda Accord
47 Great Deals out of 1,207 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Camaro
974 listings starting at $11,965

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.