XLT

1997 Ford F-150

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madman2008

May, 10, 2006 AT 4:22 PM

My battery will not stay charged! I have changed the altinator 3 times now finally having a good one! Bought a new battery and it still will not stay charged, but when I am going down the road and the battery goes dead my truck keeps running until I kill it! And I have checked all fuses in my truck and all wires, but still havent found the problem!

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losone

May, 10, 2006 AT 4:26 PM

I think you have a ground problem. Clean all ground connections from the battery to the engine, battery to the frame and engiine to the fire wall. Shiny clean

Do the same with the + side. Make sure the battery is disconnected when you do. Also the red wire from the battery to the under hood connector. Let me know

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madman2008

May, 10, 2006 AT 7:16 PM

ALL OF THE WIRES ARE CLEAN DO U THINK IT COULD BE MY STARTER BECAUSE IT TRIES TO GIVE ME TROUBLE STARTING

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losone

May, 11, 2006 AT 7:14 AM

Perhaps. I would replace the starter solonoid first. It is located on the fender well. Ford starters are a high failure item. Let me know

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madman2008

May, 11, 2006 AT 8:12 AM

I HAVE CHANGE THAT TO SO CAN IT BE MY STARTER IF SO LET ME KNOW

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losone

May, 11, 2006 AT 8:28 AM

It could be the starter. Please don't put on a " Zone" starter as they often cause grief.

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madman2008

May, 11, 2006 AT 9:08 AM

A autozone starter

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losone

May, 11, 2006 AT 10:06 AM

Hopefully it works. The last Ford Zone starter I used came apart and destroyed the flywheel and front pump on the transmission. Turns out it was a used starter that was cleaned and painted and reboxed and sold.

Maybe your luck will be better

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madman2008

May, 11, 2006 AT 1:04 PM

How many bolts is holding the starter on bcause I took out three out all really I dont see know more around it could be holding it

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losone

May, 12, 2006 AT 7:18 AM

Unless Ford has changed their design, it has 3 bolts. It looks like the pry and wiggle trick. Good luck

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madman2008

May, 12, 2006 AT 2:11 PM

Well hao do I get it off

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