04 Mustang won’t start. - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

SN95 Mustang 1994-2004 Mustangs

04 Mustang won’t start.


Old 6/5/18, 06:59 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: June 5, 2018
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
04 Mustang won’t start.

I have an 04 Mustang Convertible, 3.9L, Manual, V6 that I bought 2 weeks ago. About a week ago, I started it up and ran it around a little. When I got back I saw a lot of corrosion on the battery terminals so I tried to clean them off. After that, I tried to start it again and all that happened was some clicking underneath the car. I thought it may be the starter but my dad said not to mess with it till he looked at it.

When my dad got home, he went out and cleaned all the battery terminals and cables really good with a dremel and put them back on. After that it started right up. I drove it for a couple days but when I tried to start it Monday morning, it made the same clicking noise as before. All the gauges were working when I tried to start it on Monday and the “Theft” light was flashing. When I tried to start it today, nothing was working. No “Theft” light flashing, no lights, no gauges were working.

Anyone know anything that could fix this? Any help is most definitely appreciated!!
Benthechosen1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 6/5/18, 07:53 PM
StangMahn's Avatar
Join Date: January 27, 2007
Location: That town you drive through to get to Myrtle Beach
Posts: 11,729
Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
Simple stuff, get the battery checked first. Take it to the parts store, they can run it to see if it's bad. I wouldn't guess starter, in my experience, when they go, they go. Otherwise they just start being slower and slower to start the car. If it's not battery, it could be the alternator, they start functioning improperly and the whole electrical system can go haywire.
StangMahn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 6/6/18, 07:03 AM
Post *****
Glenn's Avatar
Join Date: August 7, 2006
Location: Lockport il
Posts: 14,356
Thanked 134 Times in 119 Posts
you can drive up to autozone and they can check it for free
Glenn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2005-2009 Mustang
10/21/14 10:27 PM
Car Care
10/20/14 07:45 AM
1994-2004 V-6
12/31/12 01:58 PM
Warranty and Service Issues
5/31/12 09:43 PM
2005-2009 Mustang
1/24/11 03:46 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 04 Mustang won’t start.

Featured Sponsors

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.