My 03 F150 5.4 will not start and it does not make any noises at all when I attempted to start it. It had started with no problem at all about and hour prior

Asked by Jan 03, 2014 at 03:31 PM about the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I started my 03 F150 this morning with no issues and shut it off.  I went back out to start
it and nothing happened.  The engine would not start or turn over at all.  The battery is
fully charge.  What can it try?

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First thing I'd try is shifting to Neutral and seeing if it cranks. The Second thing is a thorough cleaning of the battery posts and terminals. Your starter may have failed. Some say to hit it with a hammer and see if it cranks. I won't say "Don't do it" but I don't) Don't assume that a battery is Fully Charged because t turns the lights on - lights don't draw many amps (3 to 15) but starter do - up to 200! The only way to know if a Battery is charged is to load test it or to check the specific gravity of the electrolyte in the cells.

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Is this 2003 F150 5.4L cranking, but not starting, or is it just not cranking over at all ?

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