We dont think its the battery because it has a full charge but we shout the truck off and now all it makes is a clicking sound we think it mite be the slinold but not very sore we dont here the starter trying ether the slinoild is making the clicking sound plz help thanks in advance
Re: i have a 1991 ford f 150pick up that wont start
It could be the solenoid. with the age of the truck it could have a solenoid that is mounted either on the firewall or on the fenderwell. it is a cheap part to replace but when you go to replace it make sure that you disconnect the battery and clean the battery terminals and the wires where they attach to the solenoid. you should also have the alternator checked just in case it is not charging and if the battery is not new you should have it checked at the same time as one of the cells may be bad. checking the alternator and the battery are done for free at your local parts store. my email is email@example.com and i am a mechanic in the army.
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I don't think any of the previous answers came from a qualified technician. heres the deal: starting the car has nothing to do with the headlights, it cant be a bad fuse because like you said it turns over once, the alternator has nothing to do with the starting of the car, and fuel pump wont keep the car from turning over.
follow these steps in order
FIRST, take your battery to an auto parts store and have it checked, even if it shows a full charge it can still be bad.
if the battery test good, clean both battery terminals well. starting the car requires a lot more energy from your battery then the headlights, so even with bright lights there could still be an issue with the terminals.
if the car still wont start, check the battery cable itself for corrosion, if corrosions present replace the cable.
next check the ground wire from the battery to the frame of the car. make sure it has a clean connection on the frame.
if these are good and still wont turn over, then replace the starter.
Are you missing anything else? Engine cranking do you have spark at the spark plugs? Do you have a fuel injector pulse? If your missing all three, check for an rpm signal.
Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good.
I don't understand, what is a "shout switch"? You do have an inertia switch in the fuel pump circuit. Note the wiring diagram.
ok a lot not said here trouble shooting time. does the battery have a full charge "no" put a charge on it. battery wont charge and still wont do a thing dead battery get another one. ok battery charged and all works undo the positive cable on battery, if it still runs "good" if not alternator is bad. hope this helps not much to go on
If its a diesel then you may need to get a spray can of ether starting fluid. Spray this directly into your air filter housing for approximatly 3-5 seconds. Try it once then try to start your truck. if it doesnt work then have someone else spray it in while you turn it over. However your problem maybe that you dont have enough charge in your batteries to completely turn your engine over to get full compression. in this case charge your batteries and try again.
turning over is synonymous with *cranking*..so i am confused...if it cranks the battery is fine.. the issue is somewhere else..an isolator charges the primary battery to full then charges the aux battery...only the primary is used to start the vehicle in most cases
the easiest way to locate your starter is to start at the positive battery terminal.Follow that wire to the starter solenoid.on the solenoid there are two big wires one leads to the battery and one leads to the starter (make sure you have a fully charged battery and if you touch a screw driver across the metal studs of these two terminals and the engine cranks the problem is probably with the solenoid) as for the firing order your best bet is to get a haynes manual for your make and model car and the full easy to follow procedure for determining the firing order will be there (try googling firing order for your car and you might find a procedure for free online) hope this helps.........Good Luck!
Could be a broken or disconnected battery cable. If you are sure that the battery has a full charge, and the battery is connected properly (tight clean connection at the terminals) and the lights do not go on (including the brake lights when you step on the brakes) then there is a bad connection at the battery/terminal/cable for certain.