Electrical 1990 mustang lx 5.0 won’t crank or start looses electricity

frank17k

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I put the key in the ignition and get the courtesy chime and lights on the dash. As soon as I turn the key to start the ca, I hear a click and all power dies. No more electricit, chimes, or lights on dash. I disconnect the battery for a few, connecte, and try again. The same thing happen. I changed the strarter solenoid and the starter. Still doing it. I NEED HELP. Thanks in advance.
 
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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I would say a bad connection between the battery and the starter but that's just one cause. Here's a link that should help you find/fix the issue.
 
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frank17k

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I would say a bad connection between the battery and the starter but that's just one cause. Here's a link that should help you find/fix the issue.
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You have a bad electrical connection, or a corroded/dirty terminal or a bad ground on the engine block or all of the above.


The standard click and nothing is a dead giveaway to this.
 
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frank17k

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You have a bad electrical connection, or a corroded/dirty terminal or a bad ground on the engine block or all of the above.


The standard click and nothing is a dead giveaway to t
You have a bad electrical connection, or a corroded/dirty terminal or a bad ground on the engine block or all of the above.


The standard click and nothing is a dead giveaway to this.
thanks I’ll look at this
 

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I put the key in the ignition and get the courtesy chime and lights on the dash. As soon as I turn the key to start the ca, I hear a click and all power dies. No more electricit, chimes, or lights on dash. I disconnect the battery for a few, connecte, and try again. The same thing happen. I changed the strarter solenoid and the starter. Still doing it. I NEED HELP. Thanks in advance.
Did you check the ignition switch in the column? They have a tendency to separate due to faulty construction. The metal tabs that hold it together were not crimped properly. The picture shows mine
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frank17k

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Thanks for all the info. After changing the battery, solenoid, and starter. I finally hit it to start. Turned out to be the silliest thing ever.

The positive cable was a little loose from the terminal. It would not make enough contact to get it to start.