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There seems to be plenty of juice in the battery (new less than a year ago).

Yesterday, after leaving a store went to start and it turned for about .33 seconds, then nothing. All lights engage (again, plenty of juice in battery), but when I turn key all the way, a couple light go out on the dash and nothing, no click, nothing. I put it in neutral and nothing.

Any thoughts?

I will be back near the car in about an hour or so.
 

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Bad battery even though the lights come on.
Corroded battery or starter connections.
Possibly a starter solenoid has gone bad.

Start buy cleaning the battery connections. Get the battery load tested.
 

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These are not specific for your vehicle but are problably close enough
98 windstar starter system
2000 windstar Digital transmission range sensor
 

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here's one for the '96 taurus
 

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Ok . . .

when I manually complete the circuit on the solenoid (screwdriver), it made a whirring noise (i think the solenoid), when I tried it a second time, it didn't make any noise.
 

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someone else will probably mention this, but are there any trouble codes?
 

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Its located on top of the trans on the driver's side
 

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I'm sorry... I answered your question without giving it any thought.
The reason why I shouldn't have answered it is that if you jumped the solinoid, and the starter didn't spin, you either have a dead battery, crappy connections, or a bad starter.

Did you check the battery yet?
Check your connections?
If both are good, then I suggest that you pull the starter and have it tested.
Be prepared to buy a new one.
 

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Hi All, thanks for everyone's attention, and sorry to be MIA.

My issue was the starter. All fixed and operational. Now I can focus on the issue I had before the starter: Low, inconsistent idle. Probably an O2 sensor, but until I plug the hole in my exhaust (which means replacing most of it), I won't know for sure.

Thanks, ALL, again. You are why the Internet is great. You and porn (not necessarily in that order). Ciao.
 

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Thanks for posting back.
IF you need help with your idle and you are ready to attack it, please start a new thread.

I plan to mark this thread resolved and close it. I'm glad you got it fixed. :)
 
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