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Old 10-07-2006, 01:35 AM
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1991 Ford F150 not starting

I have a 1991 Ford F150 automatic with a 302 v8 with electronic ignition. My brother was driving the truck and the starter turned on intermittently while the engine was running. Then the truck stopped running and could not restart it. The starter did not even click or turn on. It was completely dead. Power is in the cab and can hear the fuel pump power on. Basically you turn the key and nothing happens.

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I have checked the internal fuses, replaced the starter, solenoid, ignition switch, ignition control mod, and neutral/safety switch. Still nothing at the key. I do not know what I should replace or try next.

By the way when jumping the posts at the solenoid, it does crank the starter. It appears something may be draining the battery slightly.

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Old 10-07-2006, 07:02 AM
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Check your battery cables. clean battery posts. make sure neg. cable has a good clean ground. Sounds like a ground problem.
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sounds more like a short for the starter to turn over for no reason. might be the ign switch itself. or you might try holding the swith to the start position and shake the wires under the dash. tapping on the switch too. the elect. switch not the key and tumblers.
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