Question about 1993 Ford F350
The solenoid gets the "tickler pulse" from the cabin of the truck. There is a switch on the brake pedal or clutch lever which senses when your foot is pressing the pedal. When the truck senses your foot pressure it connects the ignition switch to the starter solenoid.
Many times this switch is bumped by the drivers foot either exiting or entering the vehicle and the switch is broken or moved out of place. So once you find the solenoid, use a voltmeter and ground one end and put the hot side to the tickler wire, not the solenoid. Then press the foot pedal and try the ignition switch start position and see if the tickler wire has voltage.
If no voltage the pulse is not getting to the solenoid. If it has a pulse, the solenoid is probably bad.
Posted on Apr 22, 2015
The selonid should be on the passengers side inner fender
Posted on Apr 22, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Are you getting ignition switch power to the relay or just battery main power? If no power is reaching the trigger wire on the starter likely the ignition switch or the relay has failed. Also, check power into and out from neutral safety switch.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Get the battery and charging system tested. Sounds like the battery does not have any cranking amps. If you have a digital meter check cranking voltage. If it drops below 11 volts when you crank the battery is toast..
Posted on May 09, 2010
Do you mean that all that happens when you try to start the engine is a click from the solenoid? If so, Place a test light on the starter terminal itself and have someone try the starter. If the light comes on, but the starter doesn't run, replace the starter (probably bad brushes). Make sure the engine to frame grounding strap is intact first. Hope this helps!
Posted on May 21, 2010
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