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Hello everyone. Im having a problem with my 94 Bronco. I put a new starter in today and im still getting the ticking sound when I try to start it. It will not turn over, just ticks when I turn the key. The batt is holding a charge so I don't think that's it. Any Ideas?
 

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Clicking comes from either a dead battery, a bad connection to the battery, or the engine is locked up.

The click you hear is the starter engaging the flywheel - but not having enough juice to turn the engine. As long as the engine is good (not seized) you should be able to clean the battery terminals - and if that doesn't do the trick - clean the other ends of the battery cables - the ones on the solenoid & at the starter itself.
 

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Yo Rikkerblade,
Welcome!
  • Starter Motor Does Not Crank Engine
  • ➡ As advised; Loose or corroded battery cable connections.
  • Undercharged battery;
    battery that is fully charged produces 12.6 volts at rest with engine off & all lights and accessories off.
  • Malfunctioning starter relay.
  • Faulty starter motor ground circuit.
  • Malfunctioning starter motor.
  • Malfunctioning ignition/push-button switch
B1 CHECK CONNECTIONS AT BATTERIES
  • Inspect the battery terminals for loose or corroded connections.
Are battery connections clean and tight?
YesNo
GO to B2.CLEAN and TIGHTEN connections at batteries.
B2 CHECK BATTERIES
  • Check batteries. DONE⚠
Are the batteries OK?
Yes⚠No
GO to B3.CHARGE or REPLACE the batteries.
B3 STARTER RELAY FUNCTION
  • CAUTION: Make sure transmission is in neutral and parking brake is applied.
  • Connect remote starter switch between battery terminal at starter relay and starter relay S terminal.
  • Press remote starter switch button.
Does starter crank engine?
YesNo
If equipped with an automatic transmission, GO to B4. If equipped with a manual transmission, GO to B7.If relay does not click, GO to B9. If relay clicks, GO to B10.
B4 BATTERY FEED TO STARTER RELAY
  • With key in START position, check for battery voltage at starter relay S terminal (R/BL).
Is battery voltage present?
YesNo
GO to B9.GO to B5.
B5 BATTERY FEED FROM TRANSMISSION RANGE (TR) SENSOR OR PARK/NEUTRAL POSITION (PNP) SWITCH
  • With key in START position, check for battery voltage at TR sensor/PNP switch terminal (R/LB).
Is voltage present?
YesNo
REPAIR open in Circuit 32 (R/LB) between relay and sensor/switch.GO to B6.
B6 BATTERY FEED TO TRANSMISSION RANGE (TR) SENSOR OR PARK/NEUTRAL POSITION (PNP) SWITCH
  • With key in START position, check for battery voltage at TR sensor/PNP switch terminal (W/PK).
Is voltage present?
YesNo
CHECK TR sensor/PNP switch adjustment. REFER to Section 07-14A or Section 07-14B. REPLACE sensor/switch, if properly adjusted.REPAIR open in circuit between sensor/switch and starter relay.
B7 BATTERY FEED TO CLUTCH PEDAL POSITION SWITCH
  • With key in START position, check for battery voltage at CPP switch terminal (R/LB).
Is voltage present?
YesNo
GO to B8.REPAIR open in circuit between ignition switch and CPP switch.
B8 CLUTCH PEDAL POSITION (CPP) SWITCH CONTINUITY
  • With key in START position and clutch pedal pressed, check for battery voltage at CPP switch terminal (W/PK).
Is voltage present?
YesNo
REPAIR open in circuit between CPP switch and starter relay.REPLACE CPP switch.
B9 STARTER RELAY GROUND
  • Check for continuity between relay mounting bracket and clean chassis ground.
Is there continuity?
YesNo
REPLACE starter relay.CLEAN ground connection.
B10 BATTERY FEED TO STARTER SOLENOID
  • With key/push-button switch in start position, check for battery voltage at starter solenoid S terminal (R/BL).
Is battery voltage present?
YesNo
GO to B11.REPAIR open in Circuit 32 (R/BL) between relay and solenoid.
B11 STARTER SOLENOID
  • Check starter solenoid. Refer to Component Tests in the Diagnosis and Testing portion of this section.
Is starter solenoid OK?
YesNo
REMOVE starter and perform no-load test. REFER to Section 03-06A or Section 03-06B for removal procedure. REFER to Component Tests in the Diagnosis and Testing portion of this section for test procedure.REPLACE starter solenoid.

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Ground Location, Frame from Battery pic in a 94 5.8;

"...Frame ground just inboard of the R spring tower. The black battery wire goes from the front bolt of the engine mount (on the block) to this tab & up to the battery post, where a smaller black wire goes to the core support, providing a continuous ground path between the engine, frame, battery, & body..."
Source: by CodysBigBlueBronco (how much $???)

Frame Ground location (Passenger side Cross member above
engine mount)

by jowens1126


Check other ground from Intake Manifold to Block Strap on passenger side, etc.

Inspect STARTER RELAY GROUND; relay located on PASSENGER FENDER LINER, near battery, see Starter Relay pic in a 95

Source: by Shane C. (BigBlue, bigbluebronk)
➡ Check for continuity between relay mounting bracket and clean chassis ground. Rust, grime, paint etc interferes with relay control circuit.



Pic by ElKabong
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Ok I cleaned everything up and checked all the grounds. Everything looks good. I took it in and had it put on the tester. Looks like the alternator is going bad and not charging the battery fully. The starter was dead, i guess it was the factory one and needed replacement. Thanks for everyone's ideas and recommendation. I learned a lot about my charging system and I'm better equipped for problems in the future. Once again. Thank you for all your help.
 

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Glad you got it fixed.
For those reading to see if they can solve there issue.
I had a similar issue it turned out to be a bad starter relay solenoid the one on the fender as pictured above. Had power going in from battery and key, it clicked, but no juice coming out the starter side.
 
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