Engine Performance problem
1994 Ford F150 V8 Automatic
1994 Ford F-150 V8 5.0. When I turn the key I only hear one click and nothing else (including a starting truck : ( ). It has been sitting through the winter because I haven't had the money or the time to fix it.
I know that the alternator is bad. There is a small chunk missing out of the top and my battery was not charging properly before it quit starting. So, I'm very sure I need a new alternator.
When it first quit starting I checked and replaced the battery and the cables are not coroded or loose.
Now I have a couple of questions, really:
can a bad alternator keep a car from starting at all?
what else could be the cause of it not starting? How can I check for them?
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 4:04 PM