Electric issue on 2008 f150 limited

Asked by Aug 17, 2019 at 09:39 AM about the 2008 Ford F-150 Limited SuperCrew SB AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck died. This is the 2nd battery I have
installed into the truck. Tried to jump the truck
with jumper cables and a battery jump pack. When
I try to start the truck I get the clicking from the
starter. But still have power inside the cab,
headlights are not dim, all the interior lights seem
to be functioning properly.  Could there be a relay
or electrical cable gone bad?

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Your question doesn't give much information to work with. But most of the time when this problem arises suddenly, it's a dead or dying battery; you might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter motor. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If your car starts, fine. If it does not start, replace your battery. After either of these, go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died. Possibly a bad alternator.

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