Will not crank over

Tiny
CONGLETON@GMAIL.COM
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
Purchased this vehicle from private party. They said they had only used it twice, when the starter failed. The positive connection had so much corrosion on it I thought this was the problem. I replaced the end and tried to start it. When I turned the key to crank it, nothing. All my dash lights worked, along with the gauges etc. Nothing from the starter. I jumped across the main posts of the relay on the firewall and the starter cranked over nicely. Nothing with the key, however. Where do I go from here?
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Sunday, May 28th, 2017 AT 12:16 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Is "S" wire still hooked to the starter relay/solenoid?

If it has a "S" and an "I" wire for the solenoid, did they maybe get switched?

With "S" wire taken loose, do you get voltage (and what) from the "S" wire's end, when the key is turned to "start"?

I may be able to get you a "Prodemand" wire schematic for the starting system, this would show all of the goodies that could go wrong before the solenoid.

Picture I had on hand for a Ford.

Your Turn,

The Medic
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Sunday, May 28th, 2017 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Here is a starter wiring diagram(BELOW) for you and a guide to help you do some testing.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
PMCBRIDE
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 15,000 MILES
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford F150 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 150, 00 miles

I have a Ford F150 4cyl. I just drove it to my moms and when I tried to leave truck wouldn't start. It will turn over like it wants to start but it won't.I checked the fuel pump and lines and filter they are good. I check timing belt and it is fine. I am at a loss and it doesn't seem to be the selinoid. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I am in a hurry to get this fied as it is my husbands only way to back and forth to dialysis he has had kidney failure and I can't chance being stranded somewhere. Thank you patricia
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Did you check for spark
check fuel pressure
most common fuel pump and or timing belt
have to check pressure
let me know
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
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AHC1965
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 188,000 MILES
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 188000 miles

Started off replacing the intake manifold. Truck ran for 3 days. Then one day the truck would not crank and run. Truck would and still turns over.

40 lbs of pressure on the fuel pump
No reading on the computer
Fire on spark plugs
Fire on injectors and ground on injectors
Gas going all the way through the injector line and back to the tank.

Why won't my truck RUN?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Have you checked compression on the cylinders? Try disconnecting sensors and starting it.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AJMAHONEY
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
Electrical problem
1999 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 120000 miles

I haven't been driving my truck very often. It actually sat in the driveway pretty much all winter. I went to get it in it the other day and as soon as I opened the door, I heard a clicking coming from the fuse box in the cab. When I tried to start it, it acted like the battery was dead. The gauges went back and forth once and it just clicked repeatedly. It seemed to be coming from the relays. Could it just be the relay needs to be replaced? I just replaced the battery and starter 2 years ago. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Try below starter circuit and check the fuse


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_s1_5.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_s2_5.jpg

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CHARLES JACKSON
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,000 MILES
Engine problem
1999 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 77,000 miles

I HAVE A 1999 F 150, APROX 77,000 MILES, BEEN A GREAT TRUCK! I AM THE ORGINIAL OWNER, CHANGE OIL AND FILTER 5,000 MILES AND AIR FILTER 15,000 MILES!
MY PROBLEM IS ON A COLD MORNING WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY THE ENGINE STARTS AND WHEN YOU RELEASE THE KEY IT CUTS OFF! IF YOU DEPRESS THE GAS PETAL IT STARTS AND RUNS FINE! IT HAS THE 5.4 ENGINE, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM COULD BE? THIS GAVE NO WARNING!
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Try checking the engine coolant temperature sensor and the idle air control valve/speed motor.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:24 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 27,500 MILES
Wont crank changed starter clutch saftey switch and upper solenoid still wont crank over will crank if I short out solenoid on firewall
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Check for power from the ignition switch to the solenoid

Roy
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLAIR NOBLE
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Starter will not turn engine over, battery good connections good so we installed new starter and solenoid but still the same problem vehicle wont turn over when key is turned to start position. Can feel the starter trying
to engage but will not spin. Now What?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check and test the starter relay and ignition switch-
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PLAYER45
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 217,000 MILES
I was going home one day and I lost all my power and looked in the review. Mirror and I seen a ton of watch smoke and I pulled the plugs and wires and it still will not turn over what could be the problem
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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DON'T SOUND REAL GOOD

CAN YOU TURN THE CRANKSHAFT OVER WITH A WRENCH ONE OR MORE FULL REVOLUTIONS TO SEE IF IT'S SEIZED?

PIC BELOW OF MY INLINE SIX CYLINDER JEEP CJ-5 ENGINE USING A WRENCH

RETURN WITH NEWS

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PLAYER45
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No it will not trun I think it might be my timing chain or crash shaft or bent heads
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I'M GUESSING A THROWN ROD

MAYBE MORE DAMAGE, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THERE WAS OIL IN THE ENGINE OR NOT

KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR FINDINGS

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
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EMILYCHRIS
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 86000 miles

1999 F150 has cylinder 4 misfire code, engine runs very rough, and in wet or rainy conditions the engine will turn over but will stall almost immediately after turning over, the accelorater must have constant pressure or the engine will stall even in drive.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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First check for a vacuum leak at the PCV line where it hooks to the intake manifold, they fall apart all of the time and make the engine not want to idle properly. As far as the misfire goes, I have seen coils and injectors go bad in those trucks.
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