1996 e150 5.8 One click is all starter does.


Asked by Sep 25, 2016 at 10:15 PM about the 1996 Ford E-150 STD Econoline

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is a new starter, doing same as previous.  Previous starter - we jumped
between positive and negative got spin but no engagement with flywheel.  
Plenty of battery.  Any ideas, like a switch or sensor somewhere?

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U need 12 volts to solenoid small screw, there's a big screw that makes it spin and voltage on the small screw makes it engage


Block to frame & battery to frame grounds. Terminal Wires.

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Like comment above suggested, check grounds, and a voltage drop test will check that starter is getting full voltage and not losing anything to bad/loose wires/terminals.

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Thanks everyone. As I was checking the terminals and grounds and the rest of the wiring, I found a bad connection to the solenoid.


Glad you found it, Thanks for telling us.

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