Sometimes and getting more frequent, when I go to start my truck it will turn over and crank for about 4 seconds before it will start, or it will just kinda stumble on itself kinda like you did not hold the key over long enough. Please Help the dealership is giving me a hard time. Thanks
The ford dealership has my truck now, they said it was the injectors leaking and not holding gas in the fuel rail for start up, and that would also fix the sputtering problem i have. I will know for sure no later than wensday 2/4/09 if that fixes the problem. I will post the results when i get my truck back
I, too, own a 2006 Ford F-150 XL pickup with the V6 4.2 engine, and I have the exact same issue. It only happens to me once every month or two, and seems to be only on a warm start. It either stumbles for a second or two when you first turn the key, or the starter whirs for 4 or 5 seconds and the engine won't start at all. (When that happens, it usually starts fine on a second attempt.)
I believe "shawnmerritt" has the correct answer though. I did a lot of reading on F-150 forums and other people said the problem is due to a leaking fuel injector not holding gas in the rail for a warm start-up. (I guess it doesn't affect a cold start because when cold, the engine computer assumes fuel has already drained back out of the rail?) I don't get any "check engine" light or anything, and my problem hasn't gotten any worse after owning this truck about a year and driving it daily. So I don't think it's a huge concern - but may schedule an appointment to get it fixed anyway.
Also, just FYI: Whoever warned about the spark plugs breaking off in the engine - that issue doesn't affect the 2006's with the V6 4.2 engine, only the V8 models. They used a 2-piece plug that tends to break off in the engine. (Bad design, Ford!))
2006 F-150 Turn key all light on dash come on as if ready to start, but then nothing... Absolute silence!!! Nothing cranks or turns over... I've put a new starter, battery and altenater within last year... But this just started happening Sunday... Appreciate any advice Thanks Ron...
I have found out that the stock battery for 06 is ****. change the battery and i believe your problem will be solved. i have 5 friends with 06 f150's and we all had different problems that were solved by replacing the battery.
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You are in luck! You can program a 2006 Ford Five Hundred key fob yourself and don't need to go to a dealer or professional. The steps are pretty easy, it's the timing of the steps that you have to pay attention to. You most likely will not get the programming correct on the first try, keep at it, you will get it.
Here are the key fob programming instructions for a 2006 Ford Five Hundred:
*** THERE ARE 2 POSSIBLE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. ***Procedure #1Note: Obtain all remote transmitters for this vehicle.
Note: Do not depress the brake pedal during procedure.
Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming mode. (Off is the position where you can remove your key, RUN is the position just shy of starting your car.)
Within 20 seconds press any button on the first keyless remote to be programmed. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming. If you only have one remote then skip to step 4.
Within 20 seconds, press any button on the second keyless remote. Door locks will cycle again to confirm programming. Repeat step 3. For all other remotes.
Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode.
Procedure #2Note: Obtain all remote transmitters for this vehicle.1Fasten seat belts and close all doors.
Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 4 times within 6 seconds, with the 4th time ending in RUN. (Off is the position where you can remove your key, RUN is the position just shy of starting your car.)
Turn ignition to OFF. Acoustic signal will sound and system warning lamp will illuminate to confirm programming mode.
Within 10 seconds, press and hold any button on the first keyless remote. Wait for acoustic sound and warning lamp to flash (confirming programming) then release button on remote. Wait 2 seconds but within 10 seconds repeat step 4. For all other remotes. If you only have one remote then continue to step 5.
Turn ignition to Crank or wait 10 seconds to end programming mode.
Sounds like a broken wire from the ignition switch to the solenoid. - if it starts when you crank it over, the switch is probably good, because if the switch was bad the control module would not get the signal to keep the car running - it would think the key was turned off.
But sometimes you do get a bad solenoid or switch, coming new off the shelf, due to quality control issues. try another solenoid to be sure. or if the car cranks but does not run, try another switch.
sounds like a bad ignition switch, its robbing power from the elctrical system when you are cranking the engine but as soon as you let off it restores power again. sometimes just in time to fire while the engine is still cranking. hope i could help