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Old 07-15-2011, 20:24   #1 (permalink)
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04 freestar wont start

the battery tests great(all accessories work)....cant get it to even crank over, i took the alt off and had it tested, and same golden results so i cleaned all the connections(that i could locate) and reinstalled the started to no avail.

at this point i changed out the ignition switch under the steering wheel(white box with a pin on it) still got nothing.


with either the new or old one i can hear something trying to work, maybe even a relay clicking near the floor board(not sure which one it was)


any help would be great.
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Old 07-15-2011, 20:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 04 freestar wont start

Have you tried with a different key?
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Old 07-15-2011, 20:47   #3 (permalink)
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only have one key, have had the van for 4 years.

my wife left work(it started fine) got to my sisters house to get the kids and when she came out it wouldnt turn over
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Re: 04 freestar wont start

my other thought was replacing the battery cables, they all look ok or deff no different then average, so maybe one has a bad spot somewhere out of site.

idk, im just lost on this one lol
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the battery tests great(all accessories work)....cant get it to even crank over, i took the alt off and had it tested, and same golden results so i cleaned all the connections(that i could locate) and reinstalled the started to no avail.

at this point i changed out the ignition switch under the steering wheel(white box with a pin on it) still got nothing.


with either the new or old one i can hear something trying to work, maybe even a relay clicking near the floor board(not sure which one it was)


any help would be great.
You think the starter may be bad??
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Re: 04 freestar wont start

You say " the battery tests great(all accessories work).... " have you actually tested battery ? If the battery is flat or run down you may have enough power to work certain items but when the heavy load needed to turn / start engine is needed you haven't got it and the starter solenoid is clicking . Have you tried a jump start ?
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