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Asked by Jan 08, 2016 at 07:41 PM about the 1987 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a new starter and ignition switch and a
starter solenoid... But it won't start... Will start
when I jump the starter solenoid... Why

3 Answers


Need to check and see if 12 Volts is coming threw the small wire that activates the solenoid when you turn the key to start. May be a starter relay, or the ignition switch not adjusted just right.


Wires hooked to distributor?

theres a rod on top of the steering colem that breaks so it can't push enough to activate the starter to crank over

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