Re: Starting Problem-Late 60's Ford Pickup F-100
Group: alt.trucks.ford Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2005, 10:48am From:
> Aren't you glad those old starter relays
> are under $10? The problem is more
> likely to have been corrosion on some
> one of the cable ends.
>(top posted for your convenience)
> Keep the whole world singing . . . .
> DanG (remove the sevens)
Those parts are pretty cheap. :-) And I have thought before about
corrosion on those two wires connectors that go to the starter relay.
Didn't think about that this time though. And I need to check the wire
connection at the starter and clean that off just in case.
BTW,the 3 speed transmission finally went out on this old truck this
year. Had one problem with it several years ago where 1st gear hung up
and somethings came apart. Had another old transmission for extra
parts,took it all to a transmission place nearby and picked it up next
day and only paid $50 for that repair! :-) Less than $300 earlier this
year to have a junkyard transmission put in.
"Ronny TX" <Acts17firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I have a late 60's model Ford pickup,
F-100 with V8 engine. Don't use it but about once a week. Three weeks
ago it wouldn't start. Old battery was way down, so I tried charging it
and it wouldn't build up. Put on new battery and
it started right up and I thought the problem was solved.
Week later it started up just fine and I went to the bank. Tried to
start it back up as it rolled backward. Something I seldom do. Motor
turned over fine;but wouldn't start. Stopped the vehicle completely and
tried again and nothing. Got out,raised the hood and put a screwdriver
between the battery post and to the starter post on the starter relay.
Just heard a buzzing sound. (I'm real hard of hearing;but wear a hearing
aid.) So couldn't tell where the buzzing sound was coming from? Figure
it was the starter;but can the starter relay make a buzzing sound too
when you jump across the battery post side to the starter post?
Then got back in the truck and tried it again and the truck started
right up. So wondering now if the started relay could be good and the
starter itself just bad enough to not work part of the time? Before this
I had always thought that when the starter went bad,it went bad
completely. Am I wrong on that?