Another problem with my F150

25

Asked by Mar 23, 2008 at 11:26 AM about the 1987 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i try to start my truck it just clicks, when i put a jumper cables on it it pops right off, its. Now heres the thing, its not the alternator i  dont think, cause it runs fine when it gets goin, i can use the lights and radio and etc. so i dont think its that, i replaced the battery terminals with new ones, and checked the negative cables, and seems to be a good ground. when i jump it it pops right off, then i let it run for however long and when i shut it off, even if i try to start it right away it just clicks again like theres no charge in the battery! Can that be the starter?

4 Answers

I think it's your battery

7,535

yeap, your battery is done

5

It probably is the battery, but first check the terminal ground block ( on the passenger side firewall) for corrosion. It is sometimes very hard to see if the corrosion is in the wire itself. This will cause enough resistance to prevent the starter from turning and thus just the click from the terminal

1,445

It could be your battery or your sylinoid. Clean the posts on your sylinoid first to see if that helps, if not, then the others are right. Its your battery.

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 214,784 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,260
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,840
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
695 Great Deals out of 58,655 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
251 Great Deals out of 36,708 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-250
414 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 138,115 listings starting at $18,980
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
152 Great Deals out of 9,953 listings starting at $19,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
208 Great Deals out of 8,841 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
260 Great Deals out of 10,570 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
405 Great Deals out of 11,591 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.