My truck won't start

Asked by Aug 18, 2016 at 05:32 PM about the 2000 Ford F-150 XLT Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 ford triton xlt won't start. When I turn the
key everything that is electric works fine. But the
engine won't start. I got a engine coolant flush and
a oil change a week ago if that helps

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Does it crank,but not start or does it not try to crank?

It doesn't crank

95

If it does not crank, it could be the starter. Check the starter for voltage at the starter solenoid terminal with avolt meter. Ignition needs to be on, but you do not need to crank. If no voltage, start looking for fuses or wiring issues. If voltage, make sure it is AT LEAST 12.5 volts - if so, the solenoid may be stuck, give it a hard tap with the handle of a hammer. If your voltage is lower than 12.5, put the battery on a charger overnight - your starter may not be engaging because the battery is low.

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