what could cause our 1998 f150,with a good battery to lose electrical power to every thing

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 07:45 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

good battery,tested 100%.kids drove it to bus stop then back. was partked for a day. went to start it ,it acted like it wanted to for a second then nothing.interior and exterior lights will not work,will not turn over. trying to trouble shoot it the short way with out having to tow it to a garage. any ideas

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20,110

Since everything is out suspect a corroded connection somewhere near the battery. Do headlights work? Tail lights?

7,355

Yes, corroded battey cable or loose ground connection at the body or at starter end

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