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What does it mean when a the starter clicks once but does not start in a Ford Explorer?

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βˆ™ 2007-02-06 19:35:44

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most likely cause is bad starter, one easy way is usaully when you beat on the starter while somone is trying to key it will start, had to do this many times to save people money on tow bills. Usually a bad connection on your battery post terminals or the starter. Clean the battery post terminals and try starting if that doesnt work try tightening the nuts on the wires connecting to the starter motor. This should help unless your battery is dead. It could also be that the ground on the negative side of the battery has come off. This just happened to my '93. I had to bend the ground connector some, so that it would fit onto the terminal, and tighten the nuts on the battery, but be careful as the battery sparked at my when I did this.

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