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Old 05-28-2011, 20:27   #1 (permalink)
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94 F150 ignition issues

Help please! It started with intermittent starting and occasional big 'click.' Had battery load tested (OK), new terminals, and ultimately replaced starter. All ok for about a month. Did a LITTLE off-roading (very mild) two days later it won't start again- this time its a rapid click click click click. A buddy says its the solenoid, jump it with a screw driver. I do, and now there's nothing. No click, no power, nothing. I put the charger/jump starter on, I get a big click. Take it off, nothing.

Did I nuke something with my buddy's advice? Is there an in-line fuse or fused link or something I don't see?

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 F150 ignition issues

Check earth / grounds , especially from engine to body .Take it you checked alternator output ( charging ok ? ) Could try a temporary earth to test .
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:28   #3 (permalink)
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It does sound like a conection problem.
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Yes, the alternator is functioning fine. I'll re-check the grounds. Is there typically an in-line fuse wrapped up in all that plastic wire casing?
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There are no fuses in those casings.
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Old 05-31-2011, 22:47   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.I pulled the battery and had it tested, thinking that the bit of 4x4 action may have damaged it-it tested fine. Cleaned the posts, clamps, and ground, reattached everything and Bob's your uncle. The charging system in this truck has been finicky from day one, I should have known. Thanks for your insight.
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Glad to hear you found the problem. Thanks for posting.
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