after starting up my 2012 f150 lariat, it is like the solenoid (or something) clicks 4 or 5 times then stops. it happens intermittently? any thoughts

Asked by Oct 13, 2015 at 01:54 PM about the 2012 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I start the truck and I let go of the key something clicks 4 or 5 times. truck stays running. I have cleaned up the corroded battery connections but still does it sometimes. Any thoughts

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Open up the hood and have someone start the car. See if you can determine where the click is coming from. Put the palm of your hand on the top of the fuse box when starting. There may be a relay faulty. If you suspect a relay, open the box and place the tip of your finger on top of the relay, gently, then start the car. Your fingertips are very sensitive to touch. You will feel it when it clicks. If it clicks only once when starting, it's operating properly.

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