2001 F150 not starting after dis/re-connecting battery

10

Asked by Sep 23, 2010 at 07:26 PM about the 2001 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My check engine light was on and it had a miss. My battery cables were corroded so i thought maybe it was them. I pulled them off wiped them off and reconnected them. I try to start my truck now and all it does is rapidly click and the gauges sweep across. with the key turned to the on position it sounds like it primes..stops..primes.. over and over. while its doing this the radio comes on and off constantly.  The truck never had a problem except the miss before this

4 Answers

75

check your relays sounds like there is an intermittent problem in the staring system also check the starter cables and the starter solenoid.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

It seems like the battery is completely dead but a minute later it has power again. All i get is rapid clicking when i try to start it and clicking from under the dash

10

Well i disconnected the battery again and left it for about 15 minutes, went back out connected it and started right up. No check engine light anymore or missing

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

all you did was clear the code out of the computer,it will through the code back in,and you will have the same problem again.,when it comes back on have it scaned to see what the problem is,auto-zone will scan it for free.

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 193,408 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $799.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,070
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,570
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,231 Great Deals out of 168,210 listings starting at $995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
989 Great Deals out of 66,782 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
312 Great Deals out of 45,027 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500
380 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
459 Great Deals out of 33,100 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
568 Great Deals out of 43,887 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
606 Great Deals out of 36,202 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
341 Great Deals out of 24,915 listings starting at $2,488
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
286 Great Deals out of 29,837 listings starting at $2,795
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
721 Great Deals out of 41,287 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
855 Great Deals out of 67,266 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
59,402 listings starting at $21,850
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
118 Great Deals out of 61,366 listings starting at $17,324
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 7,877 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
328 Great Deals out of 11,382 listings starting at $15,591
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
508 Great Deals out of 14,273 listings starting at $9,999

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.