Question about 1988 Ford F 150

1 Answer

I went and replaced the starter solinode mounted on my firewall and after i did that i have no power at all.. lights, interior, nothing.. not turning over, dead.. i went and changed the new one out thinkin it may have been default but the new one after that one is the same.. getting no power. i ran back all the wires to check them all and they all seem ok and the batt is good.. my old solenoide was working but it was keepin the starter running even after it was started and it wouldnt shut off after the truck was on. i had to pull the cable off the batt for the truck to shut off. any ideas??

Posted by on

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    That is not a solenoid problem. It is a RELAY failure.

    Check your starter relay.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

It sounds like you may have the battery cable on the wrong side of the solinoide. One side of the solinoide (large post0 goes to the starter the other side other (large post) goes to the positive side of the battery. i  never swiched them before but if you did they may be causing you to loose power to the rest of the car. 

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cant get power anywhere on 1992 chevy 2500 pickup no lights nothing has brand new battery


Check your ground cable. It should go to the motor and two the chassi (bolted to a fender).

Look for fuseable links. They always seem to move. They are about a 10 gauge sized wire with a plastic collor on it near the end. There can be some coming off the battery cable at the starter, on a junction block mounted on the firewall (If I remember right your 92 will have a cover on the passenger side firewall and I think they are under that) or near the battery.

Don't just look at the links (the fuse is actually the wire. It melts away when there is a circuit problem), tug a bit on them. They will corrode on the inside of the plastic collor and the wire may not be melted away but the connection inside can be bad.
If a link is bad, DO NOT REPLACE WITH A REGULAR FUSE. I seen people do that and a fuse, like found in the interior fuse panel, creates a resistance. You don't want to turn a 10 gauge wire into a small wire like found in a fuse. Napa auto parts has fuseable link wire. A but splicer and a ring splice would also be needed.

If the links are good then you need to check the bulk head connector on the drivers side firewall. The battery power will go through that inside the vehicle.

Sep 30, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

AAA said battery was dead and starter was bad, it would only click once until the battery was completly dead. Put a new battery in and had interior lights, etc. Tried to turn it over, and only one click...


iwould check positive and negative power at battery end and at starter and engine block end
also check power at any distribution block (points) for corrosion or partially brocken connection
or loose at mounting points

Apr 06, 2011 | 2000 Honda Accord

1 Answer

1997 Ford E150 4.2L Start troubles


The transmission range sensor , park neutral safety switch . Is fuse #23 60 amp in the engine bay fuse block good ?

Mar 10, 2017 | 1984 Ford Econoline

1 Answer

Check engine light comes on and the transmission shifts rough.


There is a tsb on this and the fix is to change the engine contrl
ol modul if the code is p2716. There is nothing wrong with the solenoid....the problem is the sender to the solenoid.

Jul 11, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Matrix

2 Answers

Starter issues


I would first verify battery power, Once you have proper power there, either via a good trickle charger or battery replacement, I would check the fuseable links mounted right at the "hot" side of the starter. Just follow the 4 gauge wire from the battery to the 15mm/13mm nut on the starter. Make sure you have power to both sides of the wire with a test light. THis is the only wire that supplies the power for the relay fuse box. So either your not making power, or the power isn't reaching this box. Let me know how you make out.

Jul 12, 2008 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76673 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...