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Location of alternator 1986 ford f150 xlt lariat

Replaced starter solenoid on passenger fender. still does not turn over or click..prob started when ignition started truck then it continued to turn over when the engine was already running when ignition off it continued to turn over till truck "died" dead battery..what to replace?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    When I go to turn my truck on it turns over once or twice then it clicks like battery dies

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the starter will not stop running after truck is started. starter also continues to run when ignition key and motor is turned off

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Won't start makes clicking noise I replaced starter and ignition coil

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    engine wont turn over but lights and radio will turn on

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Well first have you charged your battery back up, if so then try to by pass the ingintion switch by just connecting the two main post of the colenoid with a piece or wire, this creates a direct wire basically from your battery to your starter, if still no luck you will need a new starter located more to the drivers side close to right under the pedels on the bottom side of the truck.

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