Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-09-2014, 10:11 AM
sre8212's Avatar
sre8212 sre8212 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
sre8212 is starting off with a positive reputation.
292 1963 f100 won't turn over

So after several months I've got my 63 f100 with the original 292 running (new main rear seal, water pump - thanks to the forum's help in identifying the part number, radiator, oil pump, fuel pump and more ) After about 100 miles or so it's stopped turning over. Tried jumping it, tried even swapping the battery but sounds exactly the same. Lights work. So I'm thinking starter? Any other ideas. Appreciate any advice. This did happen after driving it at night for the first time and using the headlights - maybe that's related but again the two year old battery seems just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2014, 11:46 AM
Y-Blockhead's Avatar
Y-Blockhead Y-Blockhead is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Posts: 550
Y-Blockhead is starting off with a positive reputation.
Have you tried bypassing the solenoid? Could be bad...
__________________
Y-Blockhead

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2014, 06:54 PM
sre8212's Avatar
sre8212 sre8212 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
sre8212 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Y-Blockhead View Post
Have you tried bypassing the solenoid? Could be bad...
Thanks for the fast reply! Have not tried that yet but I know. should. The engine does try to turn over so you're right maybe the stater is okay but not the solenoid. Do you have a simple step by step for doing that?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2014, 10:47 AM
vntgtrk's Avatar
vntgtrk vntgtrk is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 543
vntgtrk is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sre8212 View Post
Thanks for the fast reply! Have not tried that yet but I know. should. The engine does try to turn over so you're right maybe the stater is okay but not the solenoid. Do you have a simple step by step for doing that?
Try a light whack with a rubber hammer. Yes, Ford techs at a Ford dealership do this. You'll still need a starter solenoid, but you may scare it into working. If it still don't work, use a jumper wire or a screwdriver from the + battery terminal to the S terminal on the solenoid.
These things are cheap and have a rep for failing. I always carry a spare when I'm driving an older Ford. I mean, c,mon, less than ten bucks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2014, 10:43 PM
sre8212's Avatar
sre8212 sre8212 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
sre8212 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the advice. Bypassed the Solenoid and same thing - starter tries to crank the engine but doesn't get there. Thinking distributor/plugs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2014, 11:17 PM
vntgtrk's Avatar
vntgtrk vntgtrk is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 543
vntgtrk is starting off with a positive reputation.
It looks like it's time to pull the starter and take it to an auto parts store for testing. Troubleshooting is a process of elimination. If the starter checks out, and I have my doubts, then it's time to think about possibly timing. BTW have you put a socket on your crank bolt and tried turning the engine by hand?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2014, 02:55 AM
Tedster9's Avatar
Tedster9 Tedster9 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,154
Tedster9 is a splendid one to beholdTedster9 is a splendid one to beholdTedster9 is a splendid one to beholdTedster9 is a splendid one to beholdTedster9 is a splendid one to beholdTedster9 is a splendid one to behold
How cold is it where you are at? Truck parked outside in the snow and salt brine muck? Sometimes rebuild starters aren't too good. They will work OK, just not for very long. Or when it gets esp. cold. Some years back I had to took a propane torch to the starter and thaw it out, got my truck out of the parking lot the next day anyway. It was well below 0. I did not want to replace a starter outside and figured it might loosen up some and get the truck home.

That replacement has held up pretty good since then but taking no chances I recently bought a new one from DB electrical, and a new bendix, solenoid, it's all ready to go. If it ever warms up in the garage. The problem with starters they can be bit or miss. Try to breakdown at home if ya can.
__________________
Keep 'er between the ditches.

1964 F-100 292 V8
2009 XLT Ranger 4.0 V6
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-19-2014, 08:37 AM
sre8212's Avatar
sre8212 sre8212 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
sre8212 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Solved!

So after all that, the obvious. Either bad fuel gauge or sender unit, float. Truck was out of gas . Running great!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-19-2014, 09:29 AM
vntgtrk's Avatar
vntgtrk vntgtrk is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 543
vntgtrk is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sre8212 View Post
So after all that, the obvious. Either bad fuel gauge or sender unit, float. Truck was out of gas . Running great!
I've never had that happen. And I hope it doesn't happen again
__________________
Wanted: Woman who can rebuild engines. Must own an old Ford truck. Please send picture.

Of truck
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-10-2014, 09:35 AM
sre8212's Avatar
sre8212 sre8212 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
sre8212 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 09:35 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery not receiving a charge OKC54f100 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 08-06-2013 12:33 PM
Help Please tbean Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 9 03-03-2013 08:01 PM
Burnt oil Scout Pilot 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12 10-22-2012 07:44 PM
Do i have a 292? superbee Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 27 11-21-2003 01:25 AM
Fading Brakes 95 F-250 Nate_64 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 06-29-2001 12:57 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup