changing the starter on F-150
Thanks to all for the advice. I finally got the starter out, but the truck does the same thing with the new starter installed. I took the old one to Auto Zone and it tested fine. It still gives a click or two when I turn the key, and that's it. I've heard that the motor is probably locked up, the transmission is locked, the alternator is froze up ... and some other theories. I'm thinking I'll just wind up chalking it up to another Craig's List mistake and junking it. First, though, anybody have an idea how a non-mechanically inclined guy could narrow down what it is, or that the motor is, indeed, no good?