89 f150 will not crank

Asked by Jul 13, 2015 at 10:23 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am not great with cars but I am
learning as I go, I have an 89 XLT V8
5.0L f150 that will not crank, I have
replaced the starter, the ignition
switch, starter relay, and I have a
fresh battery. When I turn the key
nothing happens, but I checked the
voltage on the s-wire (wire coming
from the ignition switch to the starter
relay) and it reads only 6 volts
instead of the 12 it should. Does
anyone have any insight on why this
might happen? Any help is greatly
appreciated!

5 Answers

60,205

Sounds, like the iginition switch is bad,if you have replaced starter and battery is good.

60,205

Meaning the igintion switch control module under dash on column,

I have replaced that also. Is there a way to test it to make sure I installed it correctly or to make sure that it is good

And thank you for the quick response

45

I need help too..... over 12v to the battery.... if I jump with screw driver it starts, if I put a jumper to the S post on the solenoid it starts.... turn the key and NOTHING happens 2001 F150 5.4 4x4 auto also I am getting 7volts from the wire that goes to the S post not 12v thanks for any help

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my 89 f150 is dieing? 2 answers

    iv got a f150 it starts great, and will run great but if you drive it for about 30-45min when you come to a stop it will die and not turn back on for like 30min. when it dies and i try and start it it...

    1989 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why 89 f150 will not crank 1 answer

    Have replaced coil pack and fuel filter

    1989 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 89' f150 wont start 1 answer

    I have a 1989 f150 inline 6, truck has a used ECU and wire harness from same year truck w/dual tanks and 5 speed manual the truck STILL wont start. Is there something else in the cab that would not a...

    1989 Ford F-150

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 89 f150 300 6 cylinder 3 answers

    My truck will crank but won't start, tried tapping the fuel tank with no luck, I listened and the fuel pump isn't kicking in( humming) when I turn my key, or drive great all day, after I stopped at...

    1989 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 208,274 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,700
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,130
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
999 Great Deals out of 60,141 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford F-250
560 listings starting at $1,342
Used Ford Mustang
576 Great Deals out of 42,796 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Ranger
216 Great Deals out of 6,860 listings starting at $1,595
Used Jeep Wrangler
528 Great Deals out of 18,438 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 81,514 listings starting at $17,710
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
189 Great Deals out of 58,030 listings starting at $4,922
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 7,508 listings starting at $18,296
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
502 Great Deals out of 11,476 listings starting at $12,457
2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
675 Great Deals out of 14,075 listings starting at $8,450