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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.

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  • 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

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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

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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

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