New Ignition, new starter, new solenoid!

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JAY_LTI
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  • 1989 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,500 MILES
My truck has constant power even when the key is off. It also will not start the truck either. The dummy lights are on like the ignition is on is what I mean by constant, too. What could be the problem?
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 AT 7:17 PM

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KHUMMS518
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Your sterring colum needs to be rebuilt
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 AT 8:27 PM
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BMRFIXIT
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When you turn the ignition key you are moving a link inside the steering column
that link the key to the ignition switch
on ford it brakes and you need to rebuilt the steering column
in your case I would look for a good used column and replace it as a whole
need more info let me know

good lucks
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 AT 9:27 PM
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BLACKHAT89
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  • 1986 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
Greetings, I bought a 1986 f150 stepside 302, AOD trans. The wireing from the battery through the starter solonoid was disconected. Cant figure out how to get power to the ignition, accessories ect. Could you tell me what wires go to the battery side of the solonoid. It is the factory wireing harness but one wire had been cut at one time with an aftermarket conector but sliced to it, a black wire.. Thank you.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Hello,

How many wires are on the relay solenoid?

There should be on the side going to the Battery a Green Fusable Link Wire which should turn to a yellow wire which is the Ignition Wire.

On the other side going to the Starter there should be a Blue Fusable Link Wire which turns to a Pink Wire with Black Stripe.

If this doesn't appear right, if you can take a pic and post it.

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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BLACKHAT89
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Hello, thank you for the reply and you are welcome for the donation. Ok, I have four wires that I would like to point out to you. From the alternator harness one black/orange stripe #10 or 12 gauge with orange fuse link. From main harness, black/green stripe #16 with a plug in line. From harness, yellow #16 to black fuse link to black. From harness, yellow #16 to black fuse link to red or pink hard to tell with age of truck. From what you said in your message, it looks like the yellow to red is my battery side of the relay power wire. Do any of the other three also hook to the battery side?I also should mention the truck was built in Canada if that makes any difference in the wireing. Thanks a bunch.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Sorry for the delay.

I don't have access to my today, I will take a look at the wiring diagrams and let you know. I don't think it being biult in Canada makes a difference.

Also are you able to take a pic and post it?

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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RONNIE THOMAS
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  • 1987 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 160,000 MILES
I just recently purchased a ford F-150, 1987, It starts fine in the mornings, it runs fine. The problem is when you drive it about 10 miles and shut it off, it cranks so slow it wont start the engine, I have replaced the battery and it still does it, replaced the battery terminal clamps, cleaned all ground connections, but it still does this when it warms up. I was told when I purchased the pickup that it just had the starter replaced along with the solenoid, I dont think its the timing, because there is no chatter when its warmed up when you excelerate, any ideas?
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Load test the battery and alternator if okay-check the engine if its seizing up
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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OBXAUTOMEDIC
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This is all I could find that would show where the wires go.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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RONNIE THOMAS
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Battery and altenator tested fine, what do you do to check to see if the engine is seizing? Its hard to believe because, the engine runs really good, but not sure how to check to see if its seizing, I was told it could be some relay that gets hot or a sensor. Could that be true also?
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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BRENT767
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I need help someone yanked the wires all over the hood can anyone tell me where these wires go 86 f250 460 motor
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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What do you do to check to see if the engine is seizing? By turning the crankshaft pulley-Is the engine running hotter than normal-

Cranking slow could be also the starter overrunning clutch is slipping.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

I've attached 2 wiring diagrams below. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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DENNISELDER
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  • 1985 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 14,400 MILES
I have a problem with the starter still turning over when I turn the key to start. It won't stop trying to turn over even when I shut the key off. Today the battery was down on it, something it wasn't doing, but it did turn over slow, like the starter was dragging before. Could be a number of things, But I would like to pinpoint it. Battery is good, new regulator, new starter solenoid.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Duplicate the problem and then bang on the starter relay if it stops replace the relay after all that banging and continues replace the ignition switch
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 AT 12:30 PM (Merged)

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