f 150 2006 Roush and all I get is it click when I try to start it

Asked by Jun 25, 2015 at 09:19 AM about the 2006 Ford F-150 FX4 Styleside 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just checked the battery and check the
cables and clean the cables and still get a
clink change the starter

10 Answers

40,015

Did you put a volt meter on the battery to see if you in fact have 12 volts? Just because the cables look clean, it doesn't mean that the battery has 12 volts. You may have a bad cell or the battery may just be discharging due to age. If all connections and grounds are clean, and you put in a new starter, then the battery must be bad.

battery with the meter reader and got 12.88v.clueless.

40,015

Okay, try this. Have a buddy turn the key to the ON position like he is starting the truck. As he holds the key, rap on the starter with a hammer. If the truck suddenly turns over, it's a starter problem. You can also take a screw driver and jump across the terminals and see if it will start. If it does, it's an ignition issue or a neutral safety switch. Here's a video..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPOcO6f798

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Last night we put starter on..turning key n click. .very sad..we then tested old starter n it works. .very upset..I'm going to go back n retest all..I did get it to start by hitting starter.both starters r good..neutral safety switch I have to look that up..ty

40,015

I went through the exact same scenario a while back with my kids VW. I did everything you have done. Changed the starter out, had the battery load tested, all that stuff. The problem? The battery. Put in a new one, and it started every time. If you rapped on the new starter and it fired up, I would say it's a power issue. If it were the neutral safety switch, rapping the starter wouldn't have made a difference. Since it did start by rapping it, I would rule out the neutral switch and the ignition switch. Do the volt meter test where they put it on the ignition wire on the starter. See how many volts you are getting down there.

old starter checked out to be good battery is fully charged and good rap on the starter and it starts I still can't figure it out..but I say to you all ty..a true puzzle

40,015

If you live in a state with road salt, you may have corrosion that has crept up underneath the outer coating of the battery cables. It may decrease the voltage just enough to not make the starter work. Try a jump start test, If the car turns over with the extra volts, you know it's a voltage issue.

problem solved I took it to have the starter check ..new ..was good..I went back n clean every cable...put it back together n boom it's states like new..ty for yr help..now to find out why I have a idle problem when I'm at a stop or at a slow moVing speed..I believe it's the plugs..

40,015

Could be plugs, IAC, MAF, ECT. But go with the plugs. Cheapest to replace for starters............

Ty..I sure will and will post it..

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 191,043 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $290.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,550
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,420
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,981 Great Deals out of 183,613 listings starting at $1,595
Used GMC Sierra 1500
807 Great Deals out of 68,327 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,896 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
337 Great Deals out of 43,829 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Tundra
470 Great Deals out of 34,463 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Tacoma
571 Great Deals out of 42,604 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
723 Great Deals out of 44,327 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Titan
179 Great Deals out of 18,996 listings starting at $3,745
Used Chevrolet Colorado
255 Great Deals out of 28,189 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer
926 Great Deals out of 63,161 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
587 Great Deals out of 33,591 listings starting at $1,375
Used Ford Ranger
183 Great Deals out of 5,624 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
368 Great Deals out of 24,025 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
1,445 listings starting at $29,070
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 121,199 listings starting at $18,199
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 9,116 listings starting at $14,950
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
222 Great Deals out of 9,028 listings starting at $15,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
340 Great Deals out of 12,515 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.