Best Answer

If there's nothing wrong with the starter itself, there's a 99% chance it's the starter relay (located on the passenger/front side of the engine bay, mounted on the fender behind the battery). It's a square part with a few wires attached. I don't think many auto parts stores can test this to see if it works, but if I recall, it's a pretty inexpensive part (had to replace it on my 87 Grand Marquis). Good luck.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-01-13 00:55:34
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What page does snape say to turn to in 'Prisinor of Askaban"

What/Who kills snape (hint: its an animal)

In what book do we met Luna Lovegood

What do you think my favorite charecter is

See all cards
9 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: The starter motor will not engage on your '87 Crown Victoria 5.0 auto how can you fix this?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Will the motor from a 1997 Crown Victoria fit a 2003 Crown Victoria?


Toyota Previa stater motor won't engage?

Toyota previa starter motor wont engage

Will a motor from a 1989 ford Crown Victoria fit in a 1990 ford Crown Victoria?


What causes the starter not to engage periodically on a 1998 ford expedition?

starter motor need overhaul

When operated the starter motor solenoid moves the plunger to engage the?


How many bolts hold the starter on on a 1995 crown Victoria 4.6 liter?

if it is a dohc motor it will be four but if its a single over head cam it should be 2

Can a ford galaxy starter motor switch current and spin motor but not engage starter dog?

The Bendix on a Ford starter is a one-way gear that engages when the starter is activated. and the Bendix is perhaps one of the most common starter failures.

How can you tell if a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria engine is locked up?

I remove the starter and test it, then take a pry bar and try to tun the motor over by inserting it into the teeth of the flywheel.

What kind of Motor oil for a 1995 crown vic?

For a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria : ( 5W-30 engine oil )

Can the motor of a 97 crown Victoria fit into a 96?

Yes. Both are 4.6 L

Ford starter motor turns but doesn't engage engine and the flywheel and starter are fine what next?

thanks how many holding blots and where bad bendix (starter drive) if the spring in the starter bendix is weak or broken it will not engage the flywheel; but the starter will turn normally. bad thing is ,you have to pull the starter..good luck..

How the starter motor works?

Electric current from the battery spins the starter motor over, the starter gear on the end of the motor shaft spins around and forward about an inch to engage the gearing on the rim of the flywheel. This turns and when speed is up it throws the starter gear back to it's rest position.

People also asked