1977 f150 351m/400

Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM about the 1977 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've got a new starter.Silinoid.Battery.I turn the key
and I get nothing,not even a noise,but the dash
lights come on.When I jump the silinoid wires it
doesn't turn over but I can hear electricity
flowing.Whats the possible problem?

8 Answers

24,785

Check the starter relay. Then do a voltage drop test to the starter to make sure it is getting full power. Make SURE the solenoid is wired correctly. (PS: you can hear electricity flowing? That's like a straight-up super power of something...)

47,665

Check the battery cables, the starter connection and the ground. These all have to be absolutely clean, free of corrosion and tight.

When I said I can hear electricity,I meant I can hear like a short or something etc,but I've never been able to find it.

24,785

I was teasing lol, but if you hear something like a short or buzzing, that may be a bad relay. Look up where your starter relay is, and swap it out with one of the other relays (make sure it is the same amperage). If a different relay works then you know you had a bad relay.

17,045

Starter Solenoid/voltage regulator located of the battery side inner fender well in engine compartment. they are cheap $15 or less.

17,045

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17,045

I know you said you replaced it but I have never heard of relays for this model and sound like this is the issue unless the battery terminals need replaced instead.

17,045

Possibly the solenoid is not correctly hooked up.

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