Question about 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab
When I try to start the engine it will act like the battery is dead. On the second attempt the power door locks will lock and unlock and then the starter will engage. Why?
You may have a defective ignition starter switch, it is located down on the tube of the steering column, very easy and cheap to replace. See picture below of switch assembly Color of switch may vary.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI, I'm reading your problem,
Let me explain something about your car.
2005 Ford Taurus, The key on that car has Chip inside of the key and receiver on the ignition switch,
Check if the key you are trying to use is Black and has a plastic head.
If not you need a key with that characteristics.
But if you have the right key, Remenber if you had drop on the floor, or hit with something,
Because some times they come damaged, with insignificat thins.
Remenber if you left the key close to a magnets like speakers.
If nothing aply at your case, you need to call a place Aloha Smith, they have the computer to program or reprogarm your key. IF not you can't start your car.
OK.. I hope this information work for you.
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Posted on Jul 10, 2008
sounds like the rods are disconnected the clips hold the rods in place the latching mechanism holds the handle in place as well did you replace the speakers or did a shop? if a shop did then they caused this if you did then you may have caused this either way untill you reattach the rods none of it will work. you will have to manually open the door at the latch from inside teh door behind the panel.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
SOURCE: keyless entry and door locks
Do you have he owners manual? instructions are in there for the keyless entry system. If not go to this link:
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I bought a used 04 and when I took delivery I couldn't open the tailgate.
The non-Ford dealer was clueless when it came to helping me so I looked at it myself.
There is a small plastic access cover right above the mechanism on the inside of the hatch. It is about 1.5" by 1.5" square. Pop it off and drown the lock with WD40 to see if you can free it iu.
I finally got mine to open and then removed the inner panel to partially reveal the mechanism. It looked like it was brought up from the Titanic. It was completely rusted.
Seems that this model has a problem with water getting into the lock as it pools in the area where the catch is.
$167.00 later, tax in, and the problem is fixed as long as you continue to spary the h_ _ _ out of it with WD40
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I had this problem with the door locks also and it was the door look accuators were striped out. Most locking accuators use a type of motor gear which is plastic. Over time the plastic becomes hard and the teeth break off. You can get these new or used on ebay or get some aftermarket accuators from a car alarm installer. Hope this helps. Terence
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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