Question about 1989 Ford F 150
It could be the safety neutral switch (ignition switch located at the base of the steering column)..try putting it in neutral,reverse,drive then turn the key.could be a fuseable link blown thats connected to the battery cable,could be a starter solenoid,try jumping the solenoid with a screwdriver to see if the starter engages,if not then hit the starter with a hammer,either the bendix cover is rusted out(really typical with 1986-1991)and causing the starter to gum up with rust or oil or dirt so the bendix sticks down,the starter will not spin unless the bendix is up.,or the brushes are worn out and thats what hitting it with a hammer will do,loosen the brushes up enough to start working a little and then you will know if the starter really needs to be replaced.
Posted on May 10, 2009
a 6ya Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 17, 2012 | 2001 Ford Expedition
Sep 17, 2011 | 2000 Ford Taurus
Jul 11, 2011 | 2001 Ford Expedition
Apr 29, 2011 | 2003 Honda Odyssey
Mar 25, 2017 | 1988 Ford F 250
Apr 09, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
Jun 10, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar
Oct 16, 2008 | 1990 Ford Econoline
366 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: