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Ford f150 battery cable negative

Where to ground battery cable on engine block?

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SOURCE: cannot connect the negative battery terminal without spark or starter turning over

You will need new igniton cylinder. Sounds like you have a short in the cylinder.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: ford f150 1988 4.9 cranks but doesnt start

If you are getting fuel and spark, than it probably is either a bad ground, or the TPS sensor itself.

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SOURCE: Changed out Many parts and still truck is DEAD!


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SOURCE: I have a electrical problem with 2002 Ford Focus

Check a conection cable between chassis and engine.Open and clean terminals.Put them back and check voltage.

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Ranger - Has a BATTERY LIGHT on at idle,

There is a diode in most older alternators that when working properly put out the light u speak of. The guage has some age so - take ur truck to advance auto - auto zone or one of them - have them check the battery - if u had to get a jump and had a problem it might be time for a new battery. You don't say how old the battery or alternator is so have them looked at.
If the problem leaves you stranded again then you will know it soon enough. To avoid being stranded - buy a GOOD or BETTER jump box - in the winter u need this - -also you can for a short time - remove your battery and CAREFULLY hook your cables to your jump box - wrapping the POSITIVE cable in some kind of old rag [t shirt is good] put a little tape around it or otherwise secure it so it doesn't hit metal while your using it as a battery and this will get you home or to a shop.

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  • 1Raise the front end of the F150 off the ground with the floor jack. Place the two jack stands under the front portion of the F150's frame and then lower the truck onto the jack stands.

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