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Unread 08-19-2013   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1992 5.0LX wont Start or Turn over

It started the turn signals intermittently didn't work, then after acouple of weeks the only worked intermittently. This is when I also noticed that the defroster/ Heater motor would start up sluggishly or not at all.
Then I went out acouple days later and the engine wouldn't turn over. No clicking - nothing. This was around Oct 1st 2012, it's been sitting since. By the way, when trying to start the car, even tho it wouldn't turn over, it was draining the battery. The first time I tried to start it all the idiot lights on gage cluster lite up, since then only the check engine light comes on. The starter solenoid doesn't click...
I've had two people tell me it was the starter, but that doesn't explain how it all started with the turn signals and defroster blower being intermittent. To me it sounds light a ground wire issue, or short and it may have taken out the starter....

Any clues....I know because it's sat so long there will probally be other issues now, but can't do anything until I can get it started....
By the way...I'm not mechanically inclined in automotive issues.....
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I had the same problem three weeks ago. It turned out to be the Relay Solenoid. Basically the way it works is the relay solenoid is grounded on the driver's side fender wall. There are two poles on the relay, one connecting to the battery and the other connecting to accessories, etc. There is a third pole that connects directly to the starter. When you turn your key in the ignition, it sends a signal to the relay. The relay creates a magnetic field which raises an copper plate which creates a bridge for a positive connection from the battery to all of your accessories. The relay then relays the electricity to your starter solenoid, which actuates your starter to crank and turn over the car.

Usually you won't hear anything at all when you try to turn the car over. I hope this works for you. I picked one up at the junkyard for $8 instead of spending $30 on a new on. Worked right away. The installation takes about 5 minutes. Make sure you disconnect the battery so you don't shock yourself. I really hope this works for you. I know the feeling of frustration when your car isn't running correctly.
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Revn is right. Check/replace starter solenoid
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$30??? There like $10 brand new. Go on late model or go to autozone
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$30??? There like $10 brand new. Go on late model or go to autozone
It all depends on where you live.
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Default Tried Selnoid

I replaced the starter selnoid....the orig was 3 post but the replacement has 4 posts....it's the replacement that auto zone shows...hope I got the right one, because I have no interior lights or headlights now until I short across the top smaller post to the main 2 posts.....This part has the two big posts like the orig, but the top little post has an "I" on it and the bottom little post has a "S" on it. Don't have anything connected to the top post because it's marked 'I' but don't know which of the wires go to it.Even when shorted across and have the lights the car still won't turn over...just created another issue with no lights.....
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I have the same problem on my 1992 GT. I replaced the solenoid and at still does the same thing....I like you am not mechanically inclined.
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