Question about 2004 Ford F150
When it's -20degrees the starter wont turn over, but when it warms to -10 degrees it will start. I replaced the starter, thinking this will help but it does the same thing.
First a couple of questions. 1. How old is the battery or has it been replaced? 2. Do you have a lot of electronics in your vehicle? Most importantly what is the cold cranking amp rating of your battery? The CCA rating is stamped on your battery and for your F150 varies quite a bit in choices if you have added electronics, leave your phone or gps plugged in or your radar detector ect. The colder the temp the more cranking amps you need and the problem is compounded with any extra load or if your battery was replaced with one with less CCAs. Your F150 could probably use a battery with a least 875 CCAs. More if you have lots of electronic stuff. If you live in the far north where the temps are routinely that cold then you should consider a fluid circulation pump known as a block heater that plugs into an ac outlet to keep your engine warmer and prevent freezing and thick oil problems especially if you have to park outside. Good Luck
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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