1997 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
I have a '97 with the 4.6L, after parking it, tried to start it again and it acted like a dead battery when I turned the key. I put a charger on it and it fired right up. Once I turned it off, everything was dead again - no dome light, no dash lights, no radio, etc. After a minute or 2, the lights come back on as if something reset. As soon as I turn the key again, everything goes dead. Unless I have the charger on it, then it fires right up.
I thought it was the battery, had it tested and it is fine. In fact, they gave me a new replacement anyway - but the problem has remained. I checked the cable to the starter and it was tight. Battery cables are clean.
I'm frustrated and at a loss - HELP!
have the same problem?
Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 2:57 PM