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2000 Mustang GT won't start

My name is Ryan. I need some advice on why my car won't start. I drove the car for about ten miles and the car started making a clicking sound. I cut off and it didn't want to start back up. We replaced the starter thinking it was the problem, but no dice. I need some advice ... If I need to add more information just let me know. I appreciate any advice.
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check the alternator, battery, terminals, posts and wires
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Thank you

We checked the battery and starter. I don't know what wires to check other than the terminal wires. The car made a clacking sound before it broke down on me. What about the crack sensor or cam sensor?
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Crank could be it aswell, as it functions as a signal to operate the movement of the crankshaft therefore moving your pistons and igniting combustion in your engine..

Mine went out and it kept shutting off on me..

Check all your connections aswell.. Does the power even turn on in your cabin?

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It's not clear to me if this is a "no crank" symptom or a "crank with no start" and the noise is happening during cranking.

If this is "no crank", go back and check the battery and battery terminals.

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if it is clicking while the engine is running and there is no check engine light then the flywheel could be cracking, had that happen on a buddys trailblazer, searched all over for the noise and finally we pulled off the shield and saw the crack starting in the flexplate.

pull the codes and see if there are any pending (not enough to turn the light on but recognized by the ecu)
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I wonder if the battery is connected -.-

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The check engine light did come a day before it happened. I was wondering if I have a bad ground connection somewhere. Where are the ground connections? Also, we but a brand new starter on it and it turn over a little make a sound I'm not familiar with ... Before there problems started, my car won't start up perfect with no problems at all. What is the worst case scenario?
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could be the switch or the PATS acting up, maybe fuel pump...worst case? A new ECU or hours of labor trying to find the short...sometimes the dealer is the best way to deal with these strange issues since they have the computers that can read what is going on
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2Manystangs, witch wires do I check? Can you explain the process to me in with full detail? I need all the help I can find.
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What is the ECU?
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I wanted to include the battery is good and the starter. This is the crazy part: We tried push starting thlde car at least 10 time, and didn't get it started at all. I hope this additional information helps.
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Crank with no start check list

Ok. You didn't answer my question but I'm going to assume this is a "crank with no start". Here's some information on how to go about trouble shooting a "crank with no start".

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...e.html#2984838

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What is the ECU?
the ecu is the computer that controls the functions of the engine, timing, fuel injectors, etc.
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The car doesn't crack at all, even after pushing it. When I push the clutch in and turn the key, all I get is a big click type sound.
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