What's wrong my 77 ford. F150 stalled on freeway- why did it try to turn on while trying to connect the positve end of battery with no key in ignition?

Asked by Aug 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It stalled on fwy and
made 2 big noises and it
seemed like something
fell off frm the bottom.
But why it try turning on
with no key In ignition?
It won't start.

7 Answers

is the motor locked up?

you mighta thrown a rod~


77 ford has a solenoid on fender well, the contacts are fused closed from arcing, bang on it with a small tool

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good point 7jim7...forgot about that...but all by itself...without a starter signal from the key?~

the starter switch is bad, wanting to engage when is isn't being turned...if you lead a clean life it would not engage while the motor was turning stripping the starter gear and stripping the teeth of the ring gear...we might have just caught it in time~

if the battery is old (more than five years) will stop accepting a charge anymore and needs to be replaced...perhaps yours is a 'marginal' five or more year battery?~

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the solenoid issue is a problem as a result from jumping and trying to get it started n the first place, other problems still exist

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