I have a 1997 ford f150, 4wd, 4.6 "W" V8. I have had starter and electrical problems for almost a year. Most recently starter would try to engage flywheel with key turned off or not in lock at all. Yesterday, I got it back from Meineke. They replaced starter which has a starter mounted solenoid. I had replaced ignition switch and starter relay mounted on firewall.
I drove it home and it seemed to work fine. I went out this morning and when I turned key. Nothing, not even a click. I checked battery and it is stone dead. I then decided to use my jump start power supply.
When I attached the jumper cables, the truck started with no key in ignition. The starter kept trying to engage while it was running. Awful noise. When I disconnected negative battery cable from battery the engine turned off.
I am at the end of my rope trying to solve this problem. Obviously throwing money at it is not working. Can you help?
have the same problem?
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 AT 1:49 PM