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95 F150 wont crank

I have a 95 F150, 4x4, 5.8L, extended cab, auto trans. I am having electrical problems with it and currently it does not crank but the solenoid clicks with key is turned to 'start'. I have tested starter, ignition module, ignition coil, neutral safety switch. I have replaced distributor, cap/rotor, solenoid, ignition switch, ignition cylinder. I am getting fuel. I wasn't getting spark but replaced the distributor and it started up. With the truck running, I disconnected the battery and put in a dead battery to charge. As soon as I hooked up the dead (low) battery (with engine running, key in 'run' position), the starter engaged and started cranking, trying to start the already running engine. I disconnected the battery and the starter stopped and the engine kept running, I reconnected the battery 3-4 times until the starter no longer engaged and left the battery in. I let the truck run for an hour and took it to car wash, gas station, etc and turned it off once with no issues. I later took it to lunch and when I came back out it was dead. I had lights etc on with the battery but heard nothing when turn key to 'start'. I put in new battery and even tried jumping it but still nothing, just lights on. I replaced solenoid and thats where I am at. Turn key to 'start' and solenoid clicks (1 time, not rapid). Will click everytime I turn key to start. Please help, I have no clue where to go from here.

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    1989 dodge would crank just a clicking noise put on a new starter . same problem can u help?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Put key switch, turn key starter sound like engine is going to crank then stops and starts making a clicking sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    it isn't even clicking. How can I tell if its the starter or fuel line or distributor?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014


  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    New starter is catching upon attempts to crank, then it continues to engage even after the vehicle has started, or the vehicle won't start and starter will continue to run until the battery is manually disconnected.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Truck will crank but won't start

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    It acts as though the battery is dead

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    ignition switch sticks and starter keeps turning. have to disconnect the battery to stop it. dose not do it when I jump the starter silinoid.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    engine will not turn over replaced starter, cleaned battery cables and posts. charged battery, chimes work until I turn ignition to start and then nothing

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    the starter has been tested and works, the battery is new, the lights and radio come on. it will start and run when popping the the clutch

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    ( electric) sometimes when I turn the key to start. I have no or little juice. If I disconnect the positive wire on the battery post and then reconnect it, it starts up with plenty of cranking power. This may take a couple attempts. Also ,some times , a distant blinker sound occurs under the dash. Thanks Dan.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    It will start by jump starting it form the battery to the starter



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The starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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