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I have a 1997 f150 that won't start, just clicks. Tested the battery and cleaned the battery posts still nothing.

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Check cable for corrosion or signs of heat.Check voltage to starter. Most likley a starter but don't overlook the basics like is the engine seized or is there a loose/bad connector to engine ground.

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The clicking sounds like the starter/starter relay..

However...

Check your battery voltage with a multitester.anything over 12.0 DC should be fine.

Check all your grounds in the engine compartment.A bad ground will duplicate a bad starter sound sometimes.

Check all your fuses/relays in both the passenger and engine compartment fuse/ relay boxes.
Refer to your manual or the guide inside the lids or cover of both to see which is responsible for what.

Lastly, find the starter. and check its connections including the ground making sure they are clean and tight.
Give it a short rap with a hammer and then try it again.

If after all that still no go, odds are yes, its your starter.






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Hook up a battery charger for acouple of hours, and try starting it befor unhooking it

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