Best Answer

Check the starter relay Check/Replace the cables going to the starter. It sounds like there is insuffient voltage and current going to the starter. Did you replace the starter? It is possible that the teeth are misaligned during re-installation. Did you foget some washers or shims? The selenoid could be bad.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2004-12-26 01:01:28
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What could be wrong with a 97 Ford Escort that only gets a click from the solenoid if the starter has been changed and the new battery tested OK?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

What does a starter relay on 1995 ford escort look like?

There is no starter relay on an Escort. The main battery positive cable goes directly to the starter. A small wire with a clip on it marked s goes to the solenoid. The main battery current to the starter is supplied with this solenoid.

Where is the Ford Escort ZX2 starter solenoid?

The solenoid is on the starter.

Where is starter relay escort on the Ford Escort?

The Escort doesn't have a starter relay. It has a solenoid on the starter that handles the heavy amperage.

Is the solenoid attached to the starter on a 91 ford escort or is it on the firewall?

The solenoid is attached to the starter. There is no relay.

How do you replace solenoid on 1991 Ford Escort?

The solenoid is part of the starter.

Where is the starter located on the 99 ford escort?

Follow the red wire from the battery. It goes to the starter solenoid on everything except maybe a nuclear submarine.

Where is the starter on a Ford Escort 2002 located at?

Follow the red wire from the battery. It goes to the starter solenoid on everything except maybe a nuclear submarine.

Where is the starter solenoid on a 1994 ford escort?

It's on the starter itself.

Where is starter relay switch located on 93 ford escort 1.9 motor?

There is none. The battery is hooked directly up to the starter. The solenoid part of the starter transfers the heavy amperage.

Where is the starter relay for a 91' ford escort stationwagon?

There isn't one. The main battery cable goes to the solenoid which then activates the starter from current from the ignitiion switch.

Where is the epc solenoid located on a 1999 escort zx2?

The solenoid, on your 1999 Ford escort, is located on the top of the starter. The solenoid has for retaining screws, to hold it in place.

Your 1998 ford escort zx2 won't start it just clicks?

your battery is flat Could be that your starter is dead. The clicking is the starter solenoid. That's a good thing that it is at least clicking. Replace the starter.

1994 Ford Escort turn key click but no start?

Seized engine? Loose or corroded battery cables? Weak battery? Bad starter solenoid? Bad starter? Bad neutral or clutch safety switch?

On a 1991 Ford Escort Gt Where is the Solenoid Located and is there a diagram for that?

Starter solenoid is attached to the top of the starter, the starter can be removed and taken to a parts store that has a machine which can check both solenoid and starter, in my area autozone does this free of charge

What are the parts of a starter in a 1994 ford escort lx?

The main parts are the starter motor, starter drive gear and starter solenoid. Look up '94 Ford Escort LX in the parts catalog and look under Electrical to see photos of the starter and its parts. Make sure the voltage from the ignition key wire to the solenoid is > 3 volts before replacing the starter. If a low voltage is coming into the solenoid then a new starter and solenoid will not fix the starting problem and the new solenoid could be damaged. Look up '94 Ford Escort LX in the i am sure you will get there

How do the wires go to the starter on ford escort?

The big black cable goes to the battery and the starter . The smaller black with red stripes wire goes to the small terminal on the solenoid marked s.

Where is the solenoid switch located on a 93 Ford Escort?

The solenoid is attached to the starter itself, which is between the engine and the firewall.

Where is the starter located on a 91 ford escort with the 19L or could there be another problem because it will not even crank has new battery?

Make extra sure that the cables are good and not corroded and green inside and that the ground is on bare metal. Then look at the solenoid located near the battery it connects to the red battery cable. Check these before you think about replacing the starter. The starter is found by following the battery cable from the solenoid; it will lead you right to it.

Where is the starter solenoid located on a 1994 Ford Escort LX?

It is located on the side of the starter motor the bit where the wires attach

Where is the starter solenoid on a 91 Ford Escort Wagon?

the solenoild for the 1.9l engine is located on the starter as a part of the complete unit. The 1.8l DOHC engine has a secondary solenoid on the passenger side firewall.

How to remove starter on 97 ford escort?

There are 3 bolts. 1 on the top and 2 on the bottom. Take them out and take loose the battery cable and the solenoid wire. You will have to take the battery and tray out to get it out the top. Steering rack keeps you from taking it out the bottom.

Where is the starter relay on 91' Ford Escort stationwagon?

It is on the starter itself and is called the starter solenoid. Heavy current is handled by the solenoid which is activated by the ignition switch. Current comes from the igniton switch, then to the s terminal on the starter which then connects heavy amperage to the starter motor itself.

Your 94 Ford escort lx 1.9l wont start but all the lights on dash and radio come on is your starter out or if not what could be wrong?

Yes, a bad starter or starter solenoid can be the reason for a car not starting but all the lights coming on. It could be a battery going bad or being drained.

Why will a 1984 Ford Escort not start if it has new starter solenoid plugs and is getting gas all it makes is a sort of high frequency clicking nose when the key is turned?

Check the Battery cable from the starter solenoid down to the starter Ford takes alot of power and if the cable is bad it won't start. also make sure that the starter is not in a bind so that the drive gear is hanging up. hope this helps.

How do you repair your 93 Ford Escort wagon if you cannot start the engine with the key but it will start if you run a hot jumper wire to the starter solenoid?

i assume this escort has a fender-mounted solenoid, and that you are actually bypassing the solenoid with your jumper wire... replace the solenoid!AnswerI've had a similar problem, I could turn my key but it would not start. So we ran a hot lead to the solenoid from the battery, put a push button into the circuit and when I turned the key to the on position and pushed the button it starts. My original problem was the ignition switch was bad. Also my solenoid was on my starter not on the firewall. hope this might help Answereither bad switch or solenoid. less likely is bad wires