96 f-150 truck V6

Dennis Brown

Asked by Oct 19, 2013 at 04:04 PM about the 1996 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced starter ,relay , battery and
newer alternator. Still will not turn
over. Also checked all fuses wires
ground ext. when I turn the key to
start it just makes a click noise.
Returned 2 starters and relay and still
just the click. PLEASE HELP! Any
info or advice would be much

6 Answers

Dennis Brown

Help someone!!!

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Switch on the headlights and try to start it. Do the headlights go out or get very dim? If so, check the battery cable connections at both ends. Probably a bad ground connection. If the headlights stay nice and bright try cranking it using a remote starter button. Turn the ignition to the run position and if it starts using the remote starter button your ignition switch is bad. HTH. -Jim


I have to reach over the steering wheel with my left hand and hold up on the shifter lever. Must be something in the switch.


Ah, here's something else to check then. The neutral safety switch. It's at the bottom of the steering column close to the fire wall. It has 2 electrical connections on it. One for the reverse lights and one for the ignition circuit. HTH. -Jim

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Dennis Brown

Thanks for the help but I've tried turning the key to the on position then screw driver to the relay and nothing just the click again.. It has power ( brand new battery)

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You're welcome & thank you for the best answer click. -Jim

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