2001 F-150 Won't Start - Replaced Battery

Asked by Mar 09, 2015 at 08:57 PM about the 2001 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 F-150 Supercrew 4WD.  I just replaced the battery and it still acts as if
the battery is dead.  There is also a small noise coming from the driver's side engine
bay that sound like someone flicked a spring door stopper.  The starter will not even
turn over.  It was replaced about 3 or 4 years ago.  It was running fine just the day
before and now it won't do anything.  All of the lights in the cabin turn off completely
when I turn the key as if something it taking all power from the truck.  Normally, they
just dim as the truck starts.

4 Answers

645

you might want to check all the connections from battery to starter, solenoid, and alternator. My guess is the solenoid is bad. also check the starter relays. their in the fuse box on drivers engine compartment, could be the noise your hearing.

We have replaced the starter, the battery, the starter relay and have check the fuses under the hood and they are okay. When you turn the key on all it does is click.

69,725

You might have bad electrical connections at the battery or at the starter. I would clean them up real good and if you can't tighten the battery connections I would replace the cables.

69,725

Another possibility is that your new starter is no good. If you run out of things to check you could pull it and have it tested. If you run a jumper wire directly from the battery to the starter and it works then you have narrowed the problem down.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 F-150 Won't Start - Replaced Battery 4 answers

    I have a 2001 F-150 Supercrew 4WD. I just replaced the battery and it still acts as if the battery is dead. There is also a small noise coming from the driver's side engine bay that sound like som...

    2001 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • F 150 won't start 3 answers

    I have a 2000 f150 4.2 truck won't start without starter fluid. Once it starts it will stay running. I changed my fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel regulater. I checked the inertia switch.Any ideas?

    2000 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2201 f 150 won't start 1 answer

    Bought new battery, n has the power, but won't start. Odom n theft light always on. How do u reset the computer

    2001 Ford F-150 XL LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 F-150 won't hold charge/new battery 2 answers

    If the truck sits, even for a day, it won't hold a charge to start again. The battery is new. Has a newer starter, tested the alternator- it's good. Have had people suggest that it may be a ground, ...

    2001 Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford f 150 won't start 4 answers

    I have a 1989 Ford F 150 and have replace the battery, starter, alternator, and water pump recently. It will run for a day or so then the battery acts like it is dead and won't start? Any idea what...

    1989 Ford F-150 STD Standard Cab 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 193,917 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $290.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,490
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,420
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,948 Great Deals out of 183,195 listings starting at $1,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
778 Great Deals out of 68,743 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
419 Great Deals out of 10,967 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
332 Great Deals out of 44,555 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Tundra
448 Great Deals out of 34,803 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
555 Great Deals out of 43,266 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
700 Great Deals out of 44,788 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
582 Great Deals out of 33,059 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
914 Great Deals out of 64,629 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Ranger
174 Great Deals out of 5,597 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
384 Great Deals out of 24,306 listings starting at $2,588

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
862 listings starting at $29,070
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 124,330 listings starting at $18,199
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 9,501 listings starting at $14,950
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
215 Great Deals out of 8,901 listings starting at $15,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
348 Great Deals out of 12,528 listings starting at $9,900

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.