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I am rebuilding a 1988 ford f150 with a 5.0 . it is not cranking when the key is turned , im getting power to the coil and distributer but no power to the solinoid at the s connecter. Does any one have an Idea what is wrong?

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Hello, If this is a stick shift, you could have an Interlock switch on the clutch pedal lever. It is necessary to push in the clutch to get the Solenoid to activate and spin the Starter.

If this is an Automatic, the Interlock with the shifter makes it necessary to be in PARK or NEUTRAL before the starter will spin. You may be showing the position and the Interlock needs adjustment. Someone may have bumped the Interlocks under the dash and sometimes you can be wired to require the brake be applied to start the truck.

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