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I have an 87 ford f-150 5.0 motor 8 cylinder and the egnition wont turn the truck on what should i do? Also I cant shift it into gear its an automatic

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  • fmfmedic May 11, 2010

    Need more info. Does the motor turn over and try to start when the key is turned? Is there a clicking noise or silence when you try? Do the lights work indicating battery power? Some vehicles can't be shifted into gear unless the engine is running. Also, they won't start is there is a safety switch out of order, commonly the neutral safety or brake switch.



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Check your battery first.

the beauty of the solenoid being by the battery on fords is you can use it to start the truck. Turn key on, take two screwdrivers with plastic handles, touch one to the battery post and the other to the solenoid and then touch the metal part of the screwdrivers together. They will spark and the truck should start. If it does, then your solenoid is bad. If not, check your coil.

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