Question about 2000 Ford F150 Flareside SuperCab

1 Answer

2000 ford truck starting problems

This has been happening every once in a while. When you turn the key, nothing happens, not even a click. The battery is OK. After a while the truck starts. Now it won't. I tried jumping the battery, then I tried to hook it up directly to the starter, but went I tried hooking up the jumper battery, I got sparks when I tried to hook up the hot side. So I got under the truck to unhook the cables from the starter and I must have touched the hot to a ground and the starter started to turn. (The cables were not hooked to the jumper battery.) We tried turning the key, but still nothing.

Posted by on

  • clive pearson
    clive pearson May 11, 2010

    Hi I am Vortash sounds like either faulty ignition switch or bad Earth strapping on the engine ,, or at the battery terminal to body .. you didn't say if it was petrol or diesel .. When you say you touched the Hot to ground I sumise you meant earth as if it was the positive side it would have not turned just sparked . Can you tell me when you turn on the ignition do the dash board lights come on as normal ..ign charge oil etc.. ? Regarsd Vortash

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The battery is charged full but when I push the clutch in and turn the key nothing happens



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 500 Answers

Most likley the positive wire has corroded off the starter. look at the small red wire more closely, if theres alot of corosion, replace the wire (and starter if needed) if you dont see much corrosion give the wire a good tug just to see if it really is hooked up well. you should disconnect the batt. before doing any of this.hope this helps and good luck

Posted on May 26, 2009


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

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

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 273 Answers

SOURCE: i was jumping my tractor

Sounds like you either could have popped some fuses, OR you could have even fried the computer. Let's hope you just popped some fuses tho, Hope this helps, James Booth

Posted on May 17, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2007 Vmax 175 HPDI motor will not do anything when I turn the key the battery has 13.25% charged but I doesn't even click nothing can you tell me what's wrong I checked the fuses all OK

It's a electrical problem as when you turn the key nothing happens so first thing is get a multimeter and check the starter motor has power when you go to start the engine , check both terminals to and from the battery good luck colin

Jun 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why I'm having start up problems with a 2007 Ford Mustang V6 Standard Shift

Can you have someone listen down by the starter when you turn the key to start to see if they can hear anything that sounds like a wrrrr ?

Aug 30, 2014 | 2007 Ford Mustang Coupe

1 Answer

Try to start motor and it clicks once, then i turn key off and turn on agian and it starts

The problem is the starter, doesn't matter what that guy told you, the starter is the problem and should be replaced.

Aug 14, 2017 | 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser

1 Answer

Reversed the boost

You blew the main fuse.

Feb 04, 2014 | 1997 Honda Civic

2 Answers

I have a 96 camaro z28 when i turn the key on the dash comes to life but when the key is turned all the way nothing happens no whining not even a click. Im wondering if its something to do with electronics...

Check the heavy cable from battery to starter is ok. Put current directly onto the starting terminal on starter motor. If nothing happens the starter is dead. Make sure the battery isd charged

Sep 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2009 Ford Escape that intermittently will not start. I bought it used from the dealer for my daughter to drive to school which is a couple of miles from home. This is what happens. I put the key...

Believe it or not I have found that one key will start my 2009 Ford escape and the other will not-even after replacing the battery in the key. I though it was a dead battery or possibly the starter but it is the key. I haven't figured out how to get the key repaired. Thank God I had a spare one!

Feb 10, 2012 | 2009 Ford Escape

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford F150 Flareside SuperCab Logo

Related Topics:

468 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides