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basilaverkey
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87 Ford Mustang 5.0 not starting

I’ve been having some problems with my car. I went out to start it
and when I turned the key it would start turning over but then it
would stop and i would get this really fast clicking sound. I tthink
it might be a dead battery, but I just replaced the battery and the
positive connector because the old one was corroded. I did this just
last week. Could something else be wrong with it, or if it is the
battery, what could be draining it so fast?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-16-05, 10:01 PM
Tom Adkins
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Re: 87 Ford Mustang 5.0 not starting

basilaverkey wrote:
> I’ve been having some problems with my car. I went out to start it
> and when I turned the key it would start turning over but then it
> would stop and i would get this really fast clicking sound. I tthink
> it might be a dead battery, but I just replaced the battery and the
> positive connector because the old one was corroded. I did this just
> last week. Could something else be wrong with it, or if it is the
> battery, what could be draining it so fast?
>

Did you replace the Positive "terminal" or the whole cable? The battery cables (if
near original) should both be replaced, along with the cable from the starter relay to
the starter. Remember, they are 18 years old. and open to all kinds of corrosion from
the battery, the elements, etc.
Charge the battery and have the charging system tested. You could have a faulty
regulator or worn brushes in the alternator.
Tom
 
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