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Have a 1997 ford f150 it wont start turn key it just clicks at the starter relay

Tuck started and ran fine drove it about 40 miles shut it off and wouldn't start again turn key and all you get is a clicking sound from starter relay

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You need to do some voltage drop testing to find out for sure ! Test don't guess ! Voltage Drop Testing the Starter

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Sometimes the problem has been the ignition switch power to starter. If you have checked this then:
This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine. Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter.

·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.

·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

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If your 1997 Ford F150 has its original starter, you probably are due for a replacement.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

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On the firewall is the starter motor relay. There are 2 large battery sized cables to it, and 1 smaller ( 16 AWG ) wire that is orange or orange with a stripe ( forget the color, want to say white or tan ).

When you turn the key to the start position, check the smaller gauge wire for +12 V. The case should be ground. If you do not get +12 on the orange wire, try starting the truck in neutral ( apply the parking brake, chock the wheel, etc normal safety precautions ). Test for +12 V at the small wire. This is the output of the DTR ( Digital Transmission Range ) sensor or in common terms the Neutral switch. The start position on the ign switch runs through the DTR to the starter motor relay coil.
If you have a stick, the DTR is replaced by the Clutch Pedal Position Switch ( clutch must be pushed in to start ).
If you have power to this ( at the times the truck won't start ) next is to check the both battery cable ends to see if they are corroded and making intermittent contact ( not probable but possible ).

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I have a 1999 f-250 super duty, v-8, it was good all day the day before, yesterday I was going to drive it to town, would not start, power is good, lights come on, turn key no response.

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Taurus Wont Start

replace starter solenoid

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