Why won't my 1986 Ford F150 2wd Pickup 4 speed truck start

Asked by Oct 30, 2015 at 07:51 PM about the 1986 Ford F-150 STD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is my beater truck that I drive about twice a week. There is no power to
anything. No headlights,wipers,horn. Battery is good, starter solenoid, tested
and is good.

7 Answers

72,195

Gotta have a bad connection then, clean battery terminals, and ground wires,

Battery terminals were cleaned.Ground wire was also cleaned.

72,195

Check main fuses? And you know for sure the battery is good...just have to ask. Manual or automatic?

Actually pulled the battery, took it to Autozone and had it tested. Neighbor then also tested it. Battery was good (less then a year old. It's a 4 speed manual.

69,595

Battery cables with add on ends can be a real source of problems due to internal corrosion. I don't know what you have but if the battery is good then it has to be wiring. There should be an accessory hot wire, if it is not hooked up or damaged then nothing will work.

19,320

Pull a fuse from fuse box, on a circuit which does not work. Now check for twelve volts at the contact point inside the box. If you do not have 12 volts, begin checking backward toward the battery.

The mechanic found a wiring harness that rubbed against the alternator and welded itself to the alternator bracket.That shorted out everything. Thanks for all your suggestions!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why won't my 1986 Ford F150 2wd Pickup 4 speed truck start 7 answers

    This is my beater truck that I drive about twice a week. There is no power to anything. No headlights,wipers,horn. Battery is good, starter solenoid, tested and is good.

    1986 Ford F-150 STD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Ford F150 truck won't start 1 answer

    My 2004 Ford F150 wont start won't turn over there's no lights there's no power to anything but there's a sound of a small motor that seems to be coming from the fuel tank when I put my foot on th...

    2004 Ford F-150 XL Ext. Cab 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why won't my truck start? 6 answers

    truck ran fine let it sit for 4 months now it tries to start but won't also replaced fuel pump

    1992 Ford F-150 S Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why won't my truck start? 81 answers

    My truck: 1995 Ford F-150 4.9 liter, 6-cylinder Manual transmission My truck will not start. When I turn the key, it only clicks. It does not turn over. This I know: Battery: Checked at NAPA and...

    1995 Ford F-150 XL SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why won't my truck start? 3 answers

    Truck was running great. Today try to start it and it would just click so I charge battery just clicks. I jump the truck. It runs. Turn truck off then back on. Just clicks. I've changed the ...

    1995 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 193,915 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $290.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,480
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,420
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-250
457 listings starting at $4,390
Used Ford Mustang
700 Great Deals out of 44,788 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Ranger
174 Great Deals out of 5,597 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
862 listings starting at $29,070
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 124,330 listings starting at $18,199
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 9,501 listings starting at $14,950
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
214 Great Deals out of 8,901 listings starting at $15,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
345 Great Deals out of 12,528 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.