2001 F150 Does not crank or turn over

Asked by Sep 04, 2016 at 12:14 PM about the 2001 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was going up a hill, the trans shift to a lower gear, the rpms naturally went up... all normal. But the engine went well beyond the normal rpm's, when I noticed it was hitting about 4000... then the engine died. I did not hear, or did not notice, any popping or loud banging nor was there any noticeable smoke. Now when I try to crank it I hear one initial click and it does nothing else. All the electrical gauges come to life as they should but nothing else. The battery is 2 years as is the alternator. One small detail... while it has run very well all these years is does have 425k on it. What might I be looking for as tot he cause of it not turning over or cranking? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, JMR

3 Answers


Engine seized turn bottom crank shaft if turns check engine solenoid


Engine over-reeving while under load would appear to indicate the "load" was removed due to internal engine failure. As a result engine seizure occurred. At 425K on the engine, wouldn't spend a lot on repair. Spend the hundred bucks on a mechanic diagnosis, but expect the need for another engine.

I had a similar experience and it turned out to be the timing belt snapped. If you were losing power going up hills that was an indication. Good luck n Happy Thanksgiving

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