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Old 07-15-2017, 07:40 PM
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2001 won't start. Any help appreciated

Hello, as the title states it won't start on it's own. If I jump it, it starts.
-Battery replaced.
-Ground cable off battery was loose. repaired that and have 12v on the cables.
-Cleaned the terminals and connectors to the battery to remove corrosion.

In the cab it makes a slow clicking noise from the fuse panel and the cab light and instrument panel blinks on and off with the clicking sound, I checked all fuses in the boxes in the cab and under the hood.

I assume by it starting fine from a jump there is no issue with the starter? Is that a bad assumption? I also assume that since it starts it's not an anti theft problem or a key problem?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:46 PM
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2001 f150 won't start. Any help appreciated

If this is the wrong place for this let me know. First timer.

Hello, as the title states it won't start on it's own. If I jump it, it starts.
-Battery replaced.
-Ground cable off battery was loose. repaired that and have 12v on the cables.
-Cleaned the terminals and connectors to the battery to remove corrosion.

In the cab it makes a slow clicking noise from the fuse panel and the cab light and instrument panel blinks on and off with the clicking sound, I checked all fuses in the boxes in the cab and under the hood.

I assume by it starting fine from a jump there is no issue with the starter? Is that a bad assumption? I also assume that since it starts it's not an anti theft problem or a key problem?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:14 PM
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Run a jumper cable from a fresh, clean spot on the engine to the negative side of the battery. If it starts, you have a bad ground or the ground strap from the engine to the frame connection is bad.
 
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:24 PM
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Also make sure the cable contact at the starter is clean.
 
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:52 PM
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Clean the connections down at the starter and make sure the ground strap isn't corroded through.
 
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Juicerod75 View Post
If this is the wrong place for this let me know. First timer.

Hello, as the title states it won't start on it's own. If I jump it, it starts.
-Battery replaced.
-Ground cable off battery was loose. repaired that and have 12v on the cables.
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If cleaning the above mentioned connections don't work. Have you tested the "new" battery....it may have a defective cell. where it will show 12v but when but to a load it falls flat.
 
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:14 PM
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Thanks for the ideas. I'll try cleaning the starter cables and update. Also I have 12v at the starter solenoid but no start when jumping those posts. Could be bad I suppose.
 
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