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.
Toyota previa starter motor wont engage
starter motor need overhaul
if it is a dohc motor it will be four but if its a single over head cam it should be 2
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.
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.
For a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria : ( 5W-30 engine oil )
Yes. Both are 4.6 L
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..
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.