Question about 1985 Ford F150
There can be a starter lock-out which requires your to foot press the clutch or the brake pedal. But without lights you have a different problem.
Check your fuse block for power. There is a Master link somewhere under the hood and they usually put them close to the Positive side of the battery. The Master link is like a fuse only in wire form. You will also find a heavy wire that supplies power to the fuse block. Often the fusible link and the feed wire to the fuse block are the same wires.
Your Alternator, battery, etc. will test good all day long, but you need power in the fuse block.
Turn the Ignition to ACC and notice if the radio has power or turn the key to run and notice if the Brake lights work when you press the brakes.
If you have power there, then troubleshoot the wire to the starter relay. Most likely when you turn the ignition key(start) you will not have power going to the starter relay like you should. You can also test the coil Positive wire with the key in RUN position.
It should have power.
That's all I have for you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Facing fuse box, left hand side, bottom fuse
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
verify the belt tension-er is staying tight and not floppy around at higher RPMS,or the belt is not slipping ,have the alternator checked at higher RPMS not at an idle.the last is make sure the single wire little wire connector is tight
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
An ignition switch probably isn't the problem, because the vehicle probably wouldn't shut off if the switch were the problem. When you turn your car off the battery is not being drained any longer from the switch unless the vehicle is unable to shut down.
The other possibility that will definately cause a battery to lose juice while not running is a faulty starter sellinoid. When these sellinoid's, (may not be spelled correctly, sorry about that) are bad, the motor is turned off but the battery is still drawing current, but the engine is not running to allow the battery to recharge.
It could also be a bad battery. Check your battery cylinders by removing the plastic covering and checking the water level in the cells. Dry cells in a battery will not allow a jump.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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