starter just clicks

Asked by May 30, 2015 at 05:28 PM about the 1987 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery fully charged just clicks when key is turned

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clean battery terminals if that don't work bad starting solenoid Hotwire off battery runs to it

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Switch on the headlights and try to start it. Do they dim badly or go out? If so it's going to be a battery or battery cable problem. Weak battery or bad/corroded battery cable connections. Or do the headlights stay nice and bright? If that's the case it's going to be a bad starter, bad starter solenoid, or bad neutral safety switch. HTH. -Jim

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It could be your netural safety switch is bad.

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