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Old 04-19-2018, 10:58 PM   #1  
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Default 2002 Mustang GT Won't Crank Please help, I'm going CRAZY

Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for any help. i recently purchased a 2002 Mustang GT with manual transmission, from an auto auction, the car was in really bad conditions and not drivable, after putting some work and money into it, it is getting a better shape, but now it won't crank at all, I verified the following:

-Starter, selenoid, ground and 12v, all good.
-Negative and Positive battery post, cables, etc, all good.
-Fuse Rellay, all good.
-Ignition Switch, replaced just in case but same thing.
-tested the battery and recharge it, same thing.
-Internal fuses, all good.

I don't know what else to check, when I thought the car was almost finished, now i giving me this problem and is driving me crazy.

I will really appreciate any comments and help.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:55 AM   #2  
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so what happens when you turn the key? does the starter engage but not turn the motor... you sure the motor isnt locked up?
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so what happens when you turn the key? does the starter engage but not turn the motor... you sure the motor isnt locked up?
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when I turn the key, all accessories works, but won't crank, the motor does run only If I bypass the starter directly connecting the selenoid and 12v cable, or if I push the car and release the clutch. My guess is maybe the clutch starter safety switch is broken or disconnected.
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Sounds like a good place to start looking.
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Check the alarm module in the car. If that's interrupting the circuit it would run how you describe. You may need to replace or completely remove the module. Dealers usually installed it under the drivers side dash.
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Finally I've found the problem, a wire connector was unplugged next to the Hood release latch cable (pull handle) I was trying to find volt continuity from the ignition switch to the Rellay and boooom, found that sucker unplugged, plugged it back in and BIMGO. the car starts normally. 😂😂🤣🤣 Cannot be more happier. Thabks for all the suggestions guys. I do really appreciate it. The one on the far right was unplugged.
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and BIMGO was his nameo
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