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I have a 1996 Ford F-350.. when i try to start it just clicks one time and all power is lost.. i remove negative battery cable from battery and replace and power is restored..have to keep doing this til it starts... please advise...

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Possible internal fault with battery or starter

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SOURCE: 95 ford e-350 powerstroke desiel engine

if you heart a clicking sound from the solonnoid you netural safty switch is ok. i would take off the starter and take it in to have tested

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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If the solenoid makes a clicking sound it isn't the ignition switch. Depends on the clicking sound, one click or rattling. Try turning on lights and trying to start, if lights go out when attempting to start, voltage problem(usually battery or bad connections).

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if you notice this van should have a statrer solenoid on the fender as well as on the starter, clean the body of the solenoid on the fender area and make sure that the ground cable is secure and tight do not wiggle which is just making it loose if it is so go under the vehicle and make sure that the cable is tight

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You have a bad starter solenoid. Check with your local auto parts store as well. Some of them test these for free. Good luck to you and thanks for using Fixya!

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SOURCE: 1995 ford f150 makes single loud click when trying to start

Does it make the loud click just once, or will it continue to click when you turn the key?
If it is just once, then there is still a bad connection someplace for the main power. If it continues to click every time you turn the key to "start", then it is probably the starter solenoid itself that is bad. There are two big terminals (bolts) on the solenoid, and if you connect a 12V test light or meter across them, you should see power there. If the light doesn't go out (or very dim) when you turn the ign. to 'start', then the solenoid is bad. If the light goes out and the starter doesn't turn, then there is something wrong with the starter. I suspect the solenoid also because it works better with a strong charge on the battery.

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