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?
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.
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
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?~
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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