I have a 97 ford f150 turned it off a went out a couple hours later and it makes one click and nothing

Annette Saunders

Asked by Jan 24, 2016 at 01:31 PM about the 1997 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck was running fine when I turned it off.
Went out a couple hours later and makes on
click and nothing.Battery cables are clean.
Replaced starter cylanoid.  Still one click
and nothing. What to do next?

4 Answers


Have the battery checked for full charge.

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Still could be a bad cable, you may have to do a voltage drop test on all of the cables, and remember there is another solenoid on the starter itself. see pic.


Sounds like winter woes and a battery which does not have enough cold cranking amps to do the job. Have a load test performed on the battery at a place like autozone, it's free.


After u verify battery is good, try starting starter dircectly at the starter by momentary jumping between small terminal and battery wire at starter to see if still a starter issue or signal coming into starter

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