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

8,665

is the click under the dash or the hood

2 of 2 people found this 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 of 1 people found this helpful.
60,825

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 of 1 people found this 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

20,715

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

22,100

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.

180

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

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 230,604 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,980
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,690
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,099 Great Deals out of 61,753 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Ram 1500
319 Great Deals out of 10,795 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Tacoma
561 Great Deals out of 40,728 listings starting at $2,600
Used Ford Mustang
343 Great Deals out of 41,954 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Explorer
1,072 Great Deals out of 68,018 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-250
426 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
811 Great Deals out of 40,275 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 143,807 listings starting at $19,455
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
214 Great Deals out of 13,896 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
199 Great Deals out of 7,779 listings starting at $16,998
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
428 Great Deals out of 10,789 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
657 Great Deals out of 14,191 listings starting at $7,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.