why does my 03 f150 briefly crank, then cut out, then i hear doors lock, but won't start?

Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM about the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When i turn the key on my '03 F150 supercrew, I hear the engine start to crank briefly,
then it cuts out then I hear the doors trying to lock.  starter is less than 1yr old, battery is
less than 2 months old.

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If I am not mistaken as soon as you turn the key to the on position the doors should lock. Could be an ignition cylinder problem or a battery problem.

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