Question about 2004 Ford F150
Just went out to start my truck and am having a starting problem I can't figure out.
It's a 2004 F-150 xlt with ~80K miles
I jump in, turn the key, hear a thump and then nothing. Try again, and I notice the airbag light blinking is the only light on the dash and all my needles are shaking on their low peg irradically. When I get out of the truck I hear a clicking sound coming from around the fuel pump. Mind you the key is in my hand at this point. When I put the brake on, the clicking stops, whether the key is in the ignition or not.
I disconnected the battery and some sparks flew when I pulled the lead. This has me thinking there is some draw on the battery with the lights off and key out. I checked the voltage and got 12.9V (I know I need a load test to tell me anything definitive about the battery, but it's all I have at my house). My other ride is a motorcycle, which is a little difficult to strap a battery to in order to get to the parts store for the load test.
The clicking has me thinking/hoping it's just the battery, but I've never had my dash go crazy like it's doing, and why the clicking stops when I put the brake on is keeping me wondering.
Definitly the battery or battery connections, I recommend the best, most expensive battery like for a Ford Diesel. It will be worht the money
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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