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Am car radio not working

I have a Ford pick up truck that the am radio does not work with the engine running. It works on the accessory when the key is turned to it, but the minute you turn the key to the on position or with the engine running I get only static. The plug wires are good and the plugs as well. I can't find a noise suppressor in the system. what should I do? Antennna and cable are new. thanks Jim

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    My radio developes noise on & off in my '99 Ford Ranger. I'll be driving along and all of a sudden I get radio noise. Gets worse when I step on the brake or turn on a turn signal. Then goes away as quickly as it came on.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I have am radio problem. Where do you fine a noice suppressor?

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Make sure the radio is well grounded and you got to find a noise suppressor for the power lineof radio cheers

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