I am haveing problems starting my truck. It will crank when you jump the solenoid but not with the s

Asked by Feb 23, 2010 at 05:22 PM about the 1990 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

45

selenoid is bad when u jump it on the out side u take it out of the equation

105

you can test the solenoid by using a test lead to trigger it. connect one end og the test lead to the small post on the solenoid and touch the othe end to the + battery terminal. If the starter turns then your problem lies between the ignition switch and the solenoid (probanly a safety switch). If the starter dosn't turn then the solenoid is bad. (the trigger wire has a small rubber boot on it, it should pull off easily, and remember to hook it back up when you are done) hope this helps

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55

With mine the wire from the switch didn't have a good connection on the relay, I just crimped it a little with pliers to tighten up its grip on the terminal and had no more problems

685

ya i had that problem with the 302 i my boat a few years back, u need to replace the solenoid, it's the only way

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