I have a 1974 ford f100 recently changed starter alternator cylinoid and voltage regulator.. the truck was running fine fine before changing these out n now have no power to the ignition. nothing happ

Kim Hauser

Asked by Jun 01, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 1974 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

U turn key nothing happens sdont no
what to do or how to fix it

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you changed the solenoid? did you hook it back up right? Just recheck all your wiring connections- make sure everything is correct- if it was "running fine" why did you do all that work? An old mechanic's maxim: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." This goes along with the physician's warning: "First, do no harm."

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Kim Hauser

The starter was goin bad so i changed that and when you were driving at night the lights would get dim then bright so thought i should go ahead and replace alternator and the solenoid i was told to go ahead n replace that since i repaced everything else.. yes i jave checked all connections and srill nothing

Kim Hauser

I have checked wiring and everything..


Checked your fuse,s.?

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And also ,just recheck wire,s again,all it takes is one wire not hooked up,or in wrong place.

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Main positive wire from battery to starter- check it with a test light- power to starter? Ignition switch- check that power is coming out when switched to start- check for power to solenoid- that is a simple, simple machine- if you can't figure it, take it to a good mechanic- he will be thrilled to get somethin' easy to work on- gravy-

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