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Old 07-27-2010, 09:45 AM
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Wont start just clicks and gauges go crazy

F150 5.4L XLT battery good, was running and starting fine. When try to start get a clicking noise in fuse box under dash. Fuse number(relay) 2.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:06 PM
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If your battery is tested good and you haven't already, remove and clean your battery cable clamps and the battery posts.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:56 PM
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mine did the same and it was the battery.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:30 PM
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Another vote for a bad battery.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:20 PM
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It is acting like a bad battery. Either your battery is bad or your cables getting power to the vehicle are dirty. That is how they act when they don't have enough power to start.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:19 PM
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agreed on the battery.... if the battery is fine id say test the starter on the tranny not the firewall...


EDIT: that is if its not turning over but the celanoid is still putting through a charge to ur gauges*

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:38 PM
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One more vote for the battery! When mine went, the truck never gave any indication of being bad. I had made several stops that day, and got into the truck and tried starting it.

Just heard clicks from the fuse area. Really didn't think it was the battery, because I had driven about 20 miles between each stop.

Yes, it was the battery!
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:55 AM
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when my truck did this it was the solenoid on the firewall.. I always start with the cheapest thing first. Cross the terminals with a screw driver with the key in the run position and see if it starts up then. If so then thats your problem its a 10 minute fix make sure you disconnect the battery
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