truck makes screeching noise when i try to start it

Asked by Jun 12, 2017 at 07:30 AM about the 1988 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Turn the key and it does nothing sometimes
it screeches

1 Answer

60,735

First, when diagnosing possible electrical or starter issues......Have the battery tested and charged if necessary. A weak battery can make strange noises at the solenoid. Second, check all battery, starter and solenoid connections, these connections need to be free of corrosion, clean and tight. If all checks out with the battery and cables proceed with further diagnosis.

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,980
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,690
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,131 Great Deals out of 61,557 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang
344 Great Deals out of 42,036 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford F-250
429 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 143,794 listings starting at $19,455
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
216 Great Deals out of 14,010 listings starting at $17,990
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
208 Great Deals out of 7,710 listings starting at $16,987
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
434 Great Deals out of 10,695 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
661 Great Deals out of 14,175 listings starting at $7,000

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.