Question about 1989 Ford F 250
JU JU Fruit. Your battery is low. You cannot get enough voltage from the system through the ign switch to pull the solinoid in. You have enough voltage to crank the starter, but I am sure this is marginal as well. The starter cranking is all about amps, the solinoid pulling in is more about voltage. Put a volt meter on your battery and I bet it reads less than 12.6 - what a fully charged battery should read.
On the F250, clicking solinoid is also due to low battery voltage. Pull both batteries and have them fully charge and checked. Stores like advance auto parts will dothis for you for free. Clean all of the terminals and reinstall. If batteries are OK, have thew charging system checked also. Again Advance will check it for you
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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