Ford Starter Solenoid Troubleshooting, Replacement And Function




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Larry Stewart: 2001 Ford F-150, 5.4 V8. Died on me while driving on highway. All lights working perfectly fine. When I turn the key to crank, it gives 1 loud click and all power goes out, when i rlease the key the power comes back. asked around and got a few people who said it's the starter, got the starter changed and battery fullly charged at auto parts store. Same problem occurs. Any ideas?

Steven Ferry: Trying to figure out which is the problem on my 1991 Crown Vic. It just has a loud click when you turn the key. Sounds like it's the solenoid and also a few times its tryed to start on it own after the key was switched back off.

Bill Sikkelee: I have an '89 F150 (EFI) - It has a very slight lag when cold started, but fires right up. It's at a warm re-start that it wants to chug...chug once or thrice before firing up - I'm trying to diagnose the solenoid or starter - Battery hook-ups appear fine to me - It has a rich, heavy smelling exhaust - Could it be a fuel pump issue (or the dreaded combination or both pump and starter) - 1st Ford / 1st pickup - Any and all help much appreciated, in advance.

ky colonel: this video was helpful to me. I was having a problem with the starter not dropping out after start up. It turned out that I did not have a good ground between the solenoid and the fender wall. after many frustrated attempts to fix the problem I improved the solenoid ground and the problem stopped. thanks for the video

Brian Lucht: the vehicle I am talking about is a ford freestar 2005 SES 3.9lt

Brian Lucht: my car turns over but doesn't start. last time i had this problem it was a 20amp fuse under hood

Jennifer Green: I have 1990 Ford turuas wagon. it's won't crank over. all lights come on. how do I check if it the starter or solinoid

Van Gardner: I've got a 81 ford f150 with a 351w when i put a battery in it and try to start it there's nothing happening no power I was told my starter is bad could you give me a idea what maybe the problem thanks.

Ron Gabor: I was sitting in my living room when my neighbor knocked on my door he said your truck is trying to start . I own a 2000 Ford F-150 and when I went outside sure enough my truck was trying to start and the parking lights were on would this be a start solenoid problem, the keys were in my pocket?

Rick Win: I have a 1976 ford chassis motor home. The engine fires and runs until i release the key. The problem occurred suddenly after driving a block, at which time engine stopped. Has never been an issue in past. Solenoid?  Ignition set? HELP

Joseph Crabtree: My 89 taurus 3.8l has a grinding noise and no start, what could it be I'm at a loss?

larry moya: I have a  2001 ford F150. No power to the dash. The truck will want to start when I  touch the two solenoid wires together. But dead at the dash and ignition.. Any thoughts. Put a new solenoid and a starter switch, but no help.

Jeff McCarthy: this is the best how to video so far for the ford im rebuilding.

Highway Star: Getting ready to trouble shoot my 97 Expedition 4.6. Fort the most part it starts all the time but every once in awhile it wont start but makes one loud click each time I try to start it but no starter noise? I come back to it after awhile and it starts right up like nothing happend??? Could the starter be failing? It has a new battery.

ew doggy: Having solenoid and starter problem think I have wired solenoid wrong starter kept running and burned up solenoid hooks up on driver side behind battery so wouldn't post furthiest away be were I hook everything up when I tried it no power to ignition no dash lights any help would be appreciated

Tyler Schmidt: if u go check my videos it shows how to change the ignition switch relay on earlier models

Bryce Deleon: hi i have a ford 2005 freestyle.  it would not turn over when cranking.  i got AAA to fix the problem by pounding on the starter so there would be a connection.  is it easy for me to replace the starter or should i go to the shop to get it done.  thanks
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pgh, pa

Thomas Hernandez: I have a 1987 Ford F-150. Battery indicator light stays on while vehicle is in use. Have changed battery 3x's, replaced: starter, solenoid, alternater, and replaced + battery cable, am still draining battery.
I'm at my wits end with this, could you please give me some information on what else might be wrong.
When truck is jump started, it'll stay running for a short while, die and will not start again. 

G pa: No one has figured this one out. I hope you can.
2001 F-150 4.6  Automatic.
Symptoms;
Normal day temps in 40's plus.. no problems.
If it rains, before key is even in the ignition, the odometer has dashes across it, dummy lights are on. Put in key and try to start and it just turns over. Take the pos off the batt and put it right back on and truck starts fine. If it is still raining the radio is dead, no lights, time, nothing. Heat AC blower works fine. Windshield wipers won't turn on unless trans is moved to N, turn them on then they will work. They just won't shut back off unless put in N, turn off.
When it gets real cold, like now below 30, it does the same stuff but also the starter will keep re-engaging, it cycles on and off, in P or N but not when in D or R.
What do you think?

Chef de NYC: Thanks! I'm more info ultrasound type of work. I learn most of the stuff myself online. Just only recently start looking for a school to make things "official". Hehe
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