93 2.3 MTX BOLTED OUT!
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in my car pretty much
Re: Alt Shorted Out-Car won't Start
i would check every fuse you can unles u have already seen what that fuse is associated with, and working.
there will be a fuse or two under the dash that allows the ignition switch to que up the solenoid.
ive helped a friend change 1 in a 87 tarus.
1 thing i did forget to mention.
there should be a wire that runs from the cabin to the cilenoid, usually black, should have a simple pop on/off grip on said prong of the solenoid.
it is vital for the starting process to work from within the car.
next up, have u tried crossing the cilenoid.
make shure the e-brake is on and the car is in netural. turn the ignition to the on position.
carefully, use a scrue driver to make contact between the two large terminals on the solenoid. if the engine does not spin, the problem is under the hood.
have u had the starter tested yet?
you can take it to autozone or where ever to have them mount and test it but thats just a waste of time.
take it off the car, take a battery to, place bolth securly off the ground.
get a friend.
get say 2 14 gauge or w/e wires, put one foot on top of the starter, and make eletrical contact for just a second. it should wind up fast.
i would also just replace the cilenoid after a disaster like that to.
its just about got me stumped.