Question about 2004 Ford F150
When I turn the ignition I only get a single click from the starter/solenoid. Battery and alternator are new.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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
On the firewall is the starter motor relay. There are 2 large battery sized cables to it, and 1 smaller ( 16 AWG ) wire that is orange or orange with a stripe ( forget the color, want to say white or tan ).
When you turn the key to the start position, check the smaller gauge wire for +12 V. The case should be ground. If you do not get +12 on the orange wire, try starting the truck in neutral ( apply the parking brake, chock the wheel, etc normal safety precautions ). Test for +12 V at the small wire. This is the output of the DTR ( Digital Transmission Range ) sensor or in common terms the Neutral switch. The start position on the ign switch runs through the DTR to the starter motor relay coil.
If you have a stick, the DTR is replaced by the Clutch Pedal Position Switch ( clutch must be pushed in to start ).
If you have power to this ( at the times the truck won't start ) next is to check the both battery cable ends to see if they are corroded and making intermittent contact ( not probable but possible ).
Posted on May 14, 2010
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