Question about 2000 Ford F150 Flareside SuperCab
Hey everyone. I have a 1997 Ford F-150, and I'm having what I think are battery issues. In the summer at times when I would start my truck I would start to turn on when I turned the key occasionally I would have to turn the key a second time and it would fire right up. Now this it's cold it only takes one cold night and it is totally dead barely turns over if at all. Would this be the battery or something else?
When it won't start up or crank over, do you have headlights or other accessories? It might not be the battery at all. It might be the starter.
If you have headlights and accessories but no starter cranking, then slide under the passenger side behind the front wheel and locate the starter. Give it a couple taps with a hammer and try starting it. If it starts, the starter is the problem.
If you stop by a service shop, auto zone or O'Reillys or even a walmart auto center they can check your battery and charging system for free or a minimal cost.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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