Alternator

Asked by Jul 16, 2016 at 11:46 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1995 Ford F-150, recently I was going to the gas station I left my house and the truck
turned right on as usual, but I'd been noticing an issue with my ignition lock and it would become
hard to unlock it, I get to the gas station and when I tried to turn it on again it just clicked and all
gauges read nothing and not lights it appeared my battery was dead, I popped the hood and
disconnected  my negative and reconnected it and it sparked and then I when I turned the key it
started up. All the gauges read normal exept the battery gauge was moving around reading higher
but still in the "normal" my truck started idling louder even when I had been driving it letting the
battery charge, later on I started it again it turned on and everything was normal, I drove it to the
store and the same problem It clicked when I tried to turn it on, I tried disconnecting the negative
again and that did not work I jumped it and that did not work either, I was then waiting to get my
toe truck service to come use a jump pack because maybe a little car did not have the power to
start my truck I would have my truck towed home if it didn't start, while I'm waiting about 20
minutes go by and my key had been turned to the on position and all the lights came on and I
could start it, ( when I tried jumping it I got no lights or readings on any guages) now it's in my
garage and it started last time I went to see if it would, I don't know what it is a bad alternator or
maybe a started?

2 Answers

64,365

Sounds like the starter,but have the battery and alternator checked just for the heck of it.

120

Have seem the same issue with a a 98 Cherokee found that the wires were getting wet coming from the battery to the starter and every time we tried to start it would click and blow a fuse. Try looking at the wires coming from the battery and starter make sure everything is tight and not corroded

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ALternator 4 answers

    Y would my check engine lught be on aftet i installed alternator

    2006 Ford F-150 XLT Styleside

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Alternator 2 answers

    I put a new alternator has been tested and does work it has a new battery and new fusible links but the alternator still not charging the battery. Any suggestions on what this may be?

    2004 Ford F-150 FX4 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to change a alternator 3 answers

    Need to change a alternator in a 2003 f-150

    2003 Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Alternators 1 answer

    What alternators are innerchangeable with a 006 f150

    2006 Ford F-150 XLT Styleside

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • alternator 1 answer

    I have a 2006 ford expedition and the alternator has gone out what other alternator is compatible

    2006 Ford Expedition Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,870
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,360
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
811 Great Deals out of 67,774 listings starting at $2,484
Used Dodge Ram 1500
462 Great Deals out of 11,105 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Tacoma
530 Great Deals out of 40,497 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
463 Great Deals out of 45,658 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250
478 listings starting at $3,475
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 72,524 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
556 Great Deals out of 28,829 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Ranger
188 Great Deals out of 5,827 listings starting at $1,650
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,090 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 128,019 listings starting at $17,740
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 17,655 listings starting at $15,617
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
182 Great Deals out of 7,865 listings starting at $17,900
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
379 Great Deals out of 12,513 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.