1988 F-150 302 5.0L Electrical Problem
Hi, yall. This is my first post, and my first ford. It is a 1988 F-150 with a 302 5.0L fuel injected, with a 4 speed MANUAL tranny. I bought it for $300 from an old lady who knew nothing about it. ANy way when i tried to start it, it just cranked. I replaced the rear (has two tanks) fuel pump, and i got fuel pressure. But stilll just cranked. Then i replaced the Computer (the one against the body on the drivers side next to the pedals). I also replaced the solinoid, and the battery cables. I made sure all of the wires on the solenoid were in the right place, because i compared it to a friends truck.
Any way when i went to start it, it started but there was a short and chunks of the battery cable were flying everywhere, and it was smoking from the cables, so i shut it off. It was only running for a few seconds. Now when i go to crank it it sounds like the starter is grinding against metal, almost like it broke the starter gear or something. Any ideas.
Oh, and i know someone is going to ask, but i chose the name bugman, because i am deep into restoring old aircooled VW beetles. I own 3 beetles, and the only reason i have this ford, is because there is NO RUST anywhere on the body, and NO DENTS, which i found to be amazing, and i couldn't bear to sell such a great looking truck ( i was selling for $500, but i just couldn't).