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    Posted: 05-June-2016 at 11:18PM
Hi. I have a frustrating problem on my -71 Torino. Suddenly it wont turn - as if there is no power on the battery. It doesnt even help using jumper cables.
After a while - like half an hour, eveything is OK?
The battery seem to be fine, but I havent made any diagnostical measurings.
Any suggestions?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r 2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-June-2016 at 12:09PM
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Sounds like you have a bad starter, bad starter wires or connections. Could be the starter solenoid/relay too.
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Hi, and thanks.
OK, I have been suspecting this relay - maybe I should start with this.

Thanks!!
Jan
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Jump over the solenoid. if it cranks, solenoid is shot.
Use one side (red or black) of the jumper.
connect one side to the battery terminal that feeds the solenoid and tap the other against the starter side of the solenoid. Careful, it will spark.
(Redneck Ford trick, you can also jump the little wire to the hot side of the solenoid and do the starter trick to start the car without keys)
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Thanks Randy, and yes - this made more sense with the grympy old man voice!
I will try this trick. I have a strong suspection to this solenoid.

Thanks again!
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