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Hello everyone,

My grandpas 2001 Taurus 3.0 OHV with 120,000 miles was sitting in his garage for about 2-3 years. It will not start with a jump starter or anything. When turning the ignition I get no cranking or clicking or any sign.

I have been able to start the car but putting a screwdriver on the starter poles on the solenoid and runs fine. I ended replacing the starter with a used starter and still the same.

The battery poles / to the body look fine. I checked the fuses/relays next to the battery and those are fine. Not sure what to look at next to diagnose or replace. There is very little value to the car but I want to get it to run in order to sell it.

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATE IT !! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
 

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Is it in the box next to the battery? If so yes, I checked all the fuses there and relays with a relay tester.
 

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At this stage, I'd start walking the circuit with a meter to see where you not getting voltage.
 

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Not entirely sure on what that means. I will try to look it up on YouTube. Where could I find a circuit map"?
 

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This is a bare-bones drawing of your starter circuit.
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In it's simplistic fashion, you can see that when you energize the starter relay, it energizes the coil on the starter relay. It also reminded me of something that Fords are known for, their range selector switches going bad when they get older. I've had trucks where I had to force the shift lever all the way into the park position to get them to pull in the starter. The range selector switch will be found on the transmission attached to the transmission lever. Another option is to place the transmission in neutral and try starting it there. Unfortunately, I can't find a schematic specific to you car. Generally you have to subscribe to places like AllDataDIY to gain access to them
 

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This is a bare-bones drawing of your starter circuit.
View attachment 51666

In it's simplistic fashion, you can see that when you energize the starter relay, it energizes the coil on the starter relay. It also reminded me of something that Fords are known for, their range selector switches going bad when they get older. I've had trucks where I had to force the shift lever all the way into the park position to get them to pull in the starter. The range selector switch will be found on the transmission attached to the transmission lever. Another option is to place the transmission in neutral and try starting it there. Unfortunately, I can't find a schematic specific to you car. Generally you have to subscribe to places like AllDataDIY to gain access to them

Thank you ! Will give it a try!
 

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Not sure how I can tell if it has a chip key, it does have physical key with the small square controller next to it.

I will ask my grandpa what other keys he has and try those.
 

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So. Don't ask why I didn't read the codes before...

There was one that relates to ignition

B1352 - Ignition Key in Circuit Fault

What you guys thing? Should i open up the cover and probe the ignition harness with a power tester?
 
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