2002 Ford F150 Starts Intermittently

Asked by Oct 24, 2016 at 09:09 PM about the 2002 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have seen several threads similar to this but not these conditions exactly.  My truck will run fine most of the time, until it won't start.  It will crank but just not start.  Sometimes after waiting 5 - 10 minutes it will start, others it will be 30 minutes....sometimes you have to leave it overnight.  Clue: when it is not going to start, turning the key causes most of the indicators on the dash to flash like crazy.  The fuel pump never turns on.  Others have suggested the Crank indicator....Your thoughts?

1 Answer

330

Question .do you use the same key all the time ? Those are codes keys and when I worked for Ford I would ask for both or all keys on intermittent starting issues as I have found (not often ) a bad key to cause some wierd issues . That being said your dexcription. Would lead me to look for a ground problem. All too often someone did work and left grounds hanging or attached incorrectly . As a third note. Bad starter connections can also cause fluctuations in dash lights ,relays etc. So hopefully one of those 3 things will get you closer to being able to drive it confidently .good luck .I'll keep watch to see how you are doing and see if we can get a resolution .

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,830
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,970
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,834 Great Deals out of 157,217 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
828 Great Deals out of 60,509 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
458 Great Deals out of 37,668 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tundra
462 Great Deals out of 37,891 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Ram 1500
340 Great Deals out of 9,265 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
451 Great Deals out of 49,504 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
339 Great Deals out of 21,726 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
884 Great Deals out of 70,422 listings starting at $1,275
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
371 Great Deals out of 29,490 listings starting at $2,718
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 126,069 listings starting at $17,290
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 8,069 listings starting at $16,001
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
233 Great Deals out of 9,637 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
301 Great Deals out of 11,512 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
357 Great Deals out of 10,040 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.