Starter Cranks when I plug in the Battery

Asked by Ben Apr 26, 2021 at 07:26 PM about the 1988 Ford F-250 STD Extended Cab LB HD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1988 Ford f250 with a 302. Every time I plug in the battery
the starter will start cranking I have replaced the starter
solenoid and the starter twice the battery terminal sizzles
when I plug it in I have also replaced the ignition switch
and the barrel lock assembly. Since doing so the lights in
the cab don't turn on and the key will not turn on any

1 Answer


Try disconnecting small wire going to the starter solenoid, if it stops cranking when u disconnect small wire, check ignition switch or shorted ignition switch wire going to solenoid

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