Ford Starter Solenoid Troubleshooting, Replacement And Function




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Augie Moore: i have a 1993 ford explorer i drove home late that night went to take son to school wont start just clicks one time.ran wire to battery to relay still did start o and got new battery can someone help me please

kurneify: hi i my mom had to replace the solenoid that mounted like this and everytime we go to hook up the cables the clamps fuse to the posts and shorts the solenoid any ideas

John Eversoll: I have a power drain issue. I rebuilt the Alltinater... what should I ook at next

Joshua Combs: Hello, I am hoping you can help...1990 Ford F-150 with 5.0 and automatic transmission. I've been having the much loved starting problems.
1st truck wouldn't start but would start when using jumper box.
2nd: One day while driving the truck died. I rolled off the side of the road and messed with it for about 30 minutes and it started back up but ran rough.
I was sure that it was the battery to the point I replaced it, it was reading low with voltmeter. Also, I added some extra engine and battery ground cables.
3rd: 4-6 months after replacing battery starting problems came back. Turn key on: all lights on and starter would thump. Used jumper box and it started up. Then no problems for week or few.
4th: turn key on and all lights on but was not getting what I believe to be the starter thump. I tried starting it about 10 times, cycling the ignition switch on and off. Left it in on position for about 10 minutes and then tried it and no problems, started up.
*5th*Turned switch on and wasn't getting the normal single starter thump. If I held the ignition switch in the on position for 5 seconds I would hear a minor thump/click but not the usual. Battery was putting out 12.3 volts but put jumper box on it anyway, didn't improve. I then bypassed the starter solenoid and fired up like a bear from hibernation. Any ideas? Solenoid? Starter?

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.

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