I have a 2000 F150 4.2 manual transmission with starting problems. When I turn the ignition the starter clicks and i get and arc from the positve battery terminal. The dash lights do not dim and the starter is fairly new. The motor will not turn over. The vehicle can be push started with no problem.


Asked by Jan 12, 2014 at 08:15 PM about the 2000 Ford F-150 Work Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Loose or dirty battery connections will cause this type of issue. Also clean and tighten the negative connections on the frame and motor

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The arc is a sure sign of a loose connection.

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Clean or replace the battery terminals and make sure they are good and tight.


If it still doesn't start after the cleaning/tightening replace battery.


Glad you got it going. Cleaning the connections and trimming the old corroded wires always helps. Drive safe.

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