so, i have a 95 f150 and it just clicks once when try to start it. Any sugestions?

15

Asked by Feb 02, 2015 at 12:47 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive tried every thing i could think of looked online and tried everything i saw and still
nothing still just one click at the solenoid i am at a complete lose i have no clue what to
try now ive cleaned up all my conections replaced wires have a good battery the starter
has been tested its good the solenoid is good ive replaced that cleaned terminals cleaned
all my grounds and nothing

8 Answers

7,355

is the click under the dash or the hood

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
15

at the solenoid

15

it started fine until one morning i went to start it one click i tried a couple more times and it started then hasnt since except for when i jump started it to drive it home

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
42,035

If it clicks and you can jump start it the battery is likely low on charge. Need to check to see if alternator is charging the battery of if the battery is good. The battery should have 13.8 to 14.6 volts measured at the battery while engine is running. It is more than .5 volts less I would suspect the alternator to be defective. If you are getting the 13.8 to 14.6 volts then I would suspect the battery or battery cables. Always check the battery cables first. They need to be corrosion free and tight.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

i very highly doubt its the battery ive had it on a charger and tried boosting it ive dealt with bad batteries they will still start a vehicle if u boost it and the battery doesnt drain it holds a good charge

17,685

Will it start with a jump? Also have you had the battery load tested? Checking voltage doesn't guarantee anything.

17,160

A solenoid that clicks only once is usually a sign of a bad solenoid or bad battery. Momentarily jump the solenoid to the starter. If it starts the problem is either a bad solenoid, bad connection, or not connected properly.

160

Clean and tighten battery connection at the starter first, this is a common corrosion problem on old pickup trucks. Second try jumping the solenoid from battery hot side to the small activation terminal. If that does not work the solenoid is NG. If neither works your starter switch is NG but that is not likely.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 F150 starts one day, won't start another 23 answers

    Truck won't start, but cranks. 80,000 miles; battery replaced 1/2013; fuel filter and instrument panel/module/core return in 6/2012. started fine until 12/2013. Replaced instrument panel again and ...

    2001 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why truck won't start after it get hot maybe twenty minutes running 43 answers

    1990 f150 with 300 six. vehicle runs great, starts right away even after sitting up for three or four months. it' fuel injected. once you drive it for twenty, thirty minutes, it will not start. le...

    Ford F-150

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2012 Ford f150 1 answer

    We just recently bought our son a 2012 ford f150 v6 3.7L supercrew cab. We live in texas & have had some cold weather here lately. Like a week or so ago we had a cold night & the truck wouldn't ...

    2012 Ford F-150 FX2 SuperCrew

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • '07 F150 starter problems 7 answers

    I've had my '07 F150 towed 4x. All because it would not start. Each time it was taken off the tow truck, it started. The first shop said they tested the starter, battery and alternator and it teste...

    2007 Ford F-150 XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why will my truck not start 32 answers

    I have a good battery, i have a solid connection with my starter solenoid (click, click) when i turn the key. i just changed my ignition switch, and my ignition key cylinder ( they needed to be change...

    1995 Ford F-150 XLT SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 211,450 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $895.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,200
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,260
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
880 Great Deals out of 64,792 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
451 Great Deals out of 11,503 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Tacoma
544 Great Deals out of 38,159 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-250
482 listings starting at $3,975
Used Ford Mustang
329 Great Deals out of 45,942 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
628 Great Deals out of 27,863 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Explorer
758 Great Deals out of 75,119 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
179 Great Deals out of 6,229 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 117,765 listings starting at $18,299
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 29,707 listings starting at $15,603
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
198 Great Deals out of 7,315 listings starting at $11,600
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
440 Great Deals out of 12,417 listings starting at $9,995