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1988 ford f150 starting problems

Replaced solenoid....starter is fine ....alternator checked and good

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If the problem is the starter won't crank the engine over, check the small wire at the solenoid (the one from the ignition switch). It should have power when the key is held in crank. If no power there, trace the signal back to the ignition switch-check the neutral safety switch-at the clutch pedal-or the park/neutral switch on the transmission, if automatic. Check if the ignition switch has power out of it on the start wire with key in crank. Use a voltmeter or testlight for checking.

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SOURCE: 1994 Ford F150 wont start, changed

1 Inspect Ignition Switch Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch. 2 Inspect Battery Battery Discharged or Faulty. 3 Inspect Battery Cable Coroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable. 4 Inspect Solenoid Switch Starter Solenoid Switch Faulty. 5 Inspect Starter Starter Motor Faulty. 6 Inspect Wireset Worn or Damaged Spark Plug Wires. 7 Inspect Coil -Ignition- Faulty Ignition Coil. 8 Inspect Distributor Cap Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Cap. 9 Inspect Spark Plug Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s). 10 Inspect Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Cap. 11 Inspect Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Empty. 12 Inspect Carburetor Worn, Faulty or Damaged Carburetor. 13 Inspect Fuel Pump Faulty Fuel Pump.

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SOURCE: '97 Ford F150, clicking noise when trying to

you need to check for voltage drop in the wires you may have a bad wire bleeding to ground somewere that needs replaced also put a multimeter on the starter and make sure its gettting atleast 11 volts to it anything less and it wont turn hard enough

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you put a starter solenoid in a 1988 ford

Ford does not put the solenoid on the starter itself, so then it is just a relay, usually on a fender. It will have 4 wires. Two thick ones from the battery and to the starter. And 2 thin ones from ignition switch and to ground.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I picked up a 1988 Ford F150 6cy and the starter solenoid missing

I have provided an image that will assist you and it will connect like so;

1. Connection 1 should have the Pos. (+) battery cable and all of the wires with the large eyelet connectors from the wiring harness connected to it, except for the large cable that runs down to the starter.

2. Connection 2 should only have the large cable going down to the starter connected to it, and there should be no other wire connected there.

3. Connection 3 is the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid, and it is the wire with the small push on connector that is hot only when the key is in the "start" position, usually it is a red wire with a blue stripe, but that is not always the case.

4. Connection 4 is the "I" connection on the starter solenoid and it feeds current back into the ignition, and it is not used on a lot of vehicles after 1981, but if your vehicle has it it will be a small push on connector that will not have any power from it at all, and it will usually be a black wire with a white stripe, but that is not always so.








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SOURCE: 1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue wont start or turn

Check ballast resistor on firewall and groundwire from motor to body also ground wire from battery to body and motor

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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