Please help my ford tempo wont turn over at all it doesnt make a sound

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Asked by Nov 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM about the 1993 Ford Tempo 2 Dr GL Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It was working fine the other day and now it wont do anything but click when i try to start
it.  I charged battery and replaced the solinoide.  All the lights turn on no problem but
thats it.  what else could the problem be?

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Did you tighten and clean all battery connections? Also tighten and clean the negative connections on the frame and motor.

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I will try that and get back to you thanks

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101,795

A lot of click no starts are due to old/dirty battery terminals or connections.

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MY dad, THE battery electo-chemical engineer at Interstate informs me that not only there's NO lead in them anymore, the tin/antimony alloy batteries will degrade (stop takin' a charge) ten percent per year...so basically it is Junk inside of ten years and will make your alternator begin toastin'~ after five~

I had the same problem. I put on new battery cables after cleaning the wires. I purchased the paired and cheapest clamps and the work the best. Some battery cable clamps are just too big and pricey.

I also put in a new battery with the new clamps and I removed more of wire coverings too so more wires were exposed. The 1993 Tempo is working fine 240,000 clicks on it.

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