Re: 1998 F150 wont start One large click
On 21 Aug 2005 15:22:12 -0700, "Al Bundy"
>> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:58:52 -0400, "habsfan"
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Hi my 1998 F150 4.6L engine just gives a single click sounding like it is
>> >coming from solinoid? I cleaned the posts and cable connections to no
>> >avail cant seam to jump start. The lights radio and all electrical things
>> >work.The battery guage on the dash shows proper voltage,any suggestions!
>> Don't pull the starter yet. That is a pretty good little
>> job if you don't have to do it. Check the ignition wire
>> connection to the starter solenoid on the starter. They
>> sometimes get loose or corrode a bit. The fix is to clean
>> it and use pliers to tighten the connector. Once you are
>> sure it is clean and will be tight, give it a good coat of
>> silicon or some kind of water proof grease or sealer to
>> prevent the corrosion.
>> Good luck
>I sure can't argue with your idea of looking for the easy connection
>If I sense something is near the end of it's useful life, like a
>battery, starter or brakes, I tend to go for the more complete changout
>to provide longer term reliability. In the short term this costs more.
>The poster did not state what the mileage was or his economic
>constraints so he will have to judge which way to proceed. Diagnosis is
>always the first move.
I don't know if the starter on that 4.6L is a three bolt or
not but, if it is, the top bolt is a royal PITA to get out
requiring a couple of feet of extensions and as much
patience as sandpapering a wildcat's ass. I have seen that
connector bad on several occasions.