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My 1999 Mercury Mountainer wont start I've replaced the battery,starter and selenoid,alternator but it still wont start when I turn the key the gauge lights come on but it does not make any noise not even a ticking noise so m question is what else could it be that will not allow my truck to start.

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Since your lights don't dim when you turn the key, the starter isn't getting power at all. There is a large cable that runs from the battery to the starter, it should have battery voltage at all times. If it does, then check the smaller wire at the top of the solenoid, it should have battery voltage only when you turn the key to start. If that wire doesn't have voltage when you turn the key to start, look under the dash on the steering column. There should be a thick wire (about 12 gauge) that is red with a light blue stripe. This is the start wire. Test it for voltage when you turn the key to start. If you don't get voltage there, replace the ignition switch. If you do get voltage there, try starting it in neutral. The gear selector switch interrupts the starter circuit if the car is in gear so you can't grind the starter in gear or start it in gear. If this switch gets a bad spot on the contact, it can keep it from starting. It will only allow the starter to work in park and neutral. If it starts in neutral, then you need to replace the gear selector switch. If you get voltage at the ignition wire under the dash and it won't start in neutral, then you need to trace out the wire from the starter because it has a break in it and will have to be replaced.

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Have you checked to make sure its getting fuel??
also some of the newer vehicles from like the early nineties on, are equiped with and anti theft system in the ignition switch, and it will only start with the original chiped key.. my father in law ran into this, just this week on a 94 explorer, went three days without a vehicle, because he was trying to start it with a key he had made, which was the one he always used, but somehow anti theft got activated.. i had him get me his original, put it in the ignition and the vehicle started right up, with no hesitation.. now he uses the original.. not saying this is your problem, just a thought, hate to see people spend money they dont need to. if this isnt your problem, the vehicle is getting fuel, and the original wont start it, i would reccomend changing the crank sensor.

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Check fuseable links on starter and dose it have anti theft that needs reset

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