truckwont start.

Bobby Kelley

Asked by Jul 03, 2015 at 09:16 AM about the 1999 Ford F-150 Work 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: General

was backing out of parking spot.truck quit.went to start it and the motor turns about a inch in rotation but not full turn.good battery new starter. cant get it to turn over all the way.

14 Answers

Bob Beaman

Has your truck been using any water?

Bobby Kelley


Bobby Kelley

when I try to start it . the dash goes awire than resets itself

David Morris

Time for a new ride, Clyde!! Great time to consider an upgrade, partna!! Sliiide on down to your local Chevy Dealer and scoop up a hot new ride with fries on the side!! Hollar back at me one time, big dawggie

Bobby Kelley

like I said turn key the motor turns 1 inch in rotation

Bob Beaman

Sounds like either the battery is bad or the battery cables either at the battery or the started has a loose connection. The reason I asked about coolant is it almost sounds like the engine is hydrolocked. Check the battery and do not assume it is good.

Bobby Kelley

this truck feeds my family. good work truck.not going to buy a truck that likes to go up in flames.

Bobby Kelley

thanks had it ck. still pulling over 12 volts its only 9mths would I take it out of lock

David Morris

Opps..forgot your fries, dawg!!

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Bob Beaman

Have you tried to have it jump started?

Bobby Kelley

yes no difference. why is mr Rhodes on here . being a smart #%### taking up time air space.what a jerk.

Bobby Kelley

how do I get it out of hydralock?

Bob Beaman

Hydro lock is when a cylinder fills up with fuel or coolant. Since liquid is not compressible it will lock the engine if this occurs. This can be caused by a bad head gasket or a leaking fuel injector. You need to determine what the problem is before throwing parts and labor at it. I think it might be a good idea if you got the truck to a trusted mechanic. Mr. Rhodes is a smart ass 12 year old that posts nothing but garbage on here. I am working to get him removed.


It the gauges began bounding all over the place when the vehicle key is on, suspect a connection problem near the battery. Possibly a fuseable link. If there is one near the battery jiggle it a little while someone tries to start the vehicle. If it starts then there is corrosion underneath the weather seal. You'll have to replace the fuseable link.

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