2002 f[-250 starter will not engage with key but will with screwdriver jumping across solenoid wires please help

Asked by Dec 28, 2014 at 08:36 PM about the 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

did click at first tightened connections starts great from underneath

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if your talking the heavy solenoid battery wires , your jumping over its the solenoid , if connecting hot to the small wire terminal on the solenoid does the trick , then you have a connection break from the ignition to the solenoid , Or the starter is so worn it takes a heavy draw to light up the solenoid, hammer on the starter to settle brushes and try, with key switch if works its the worn starter brushes

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