Trouble starting -- strange behavior

Asked by Aug 12, 2016 at 07:37 PM about the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key the vehicle will rapidly "click" with no response. When I
turn the key back off and then on, all the gauges will quickly shift all the way to
the right and then back and the motor will struggle to start . . . luckily it has
started the last couple of times. What is going on?

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First you should get the battery tested making sure it has enough cranking amps.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

are the other behaviors (the clicking; gauges; and slow crank) signs of a battery going or are they indicative of something more going on?

17,820

The battery should be the first thing to check.

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