Hello guys, I came across this website while trying to research my starting problem. After perusing the website, I realize that I need to be pretty detailed about my problem so here I go. I have a 97 f150, 144k miles (bought used in 05 with 134k), v6, two door, long bed. My rear tire airpressure is around 37psi and my girlfriends cup size is 34C
I have had issues with starting for some time now. Initially, the battery cables were severly corroded, I replaced them in may and it started fine for a while. Then it started having problems again. I replaced my battery in June and it worked for a while again. Before, it would crank but never fire. So, I pulled the starter and brought it in to NAPA and they said the starter is fine. I put the starter back on and it fired right up... for a time. NAPA said it could be my solenoid, which i replaced and it started... for a time. Lately now, it won't even crank. I brought my battery in and it tested bad (even tho' it was bought in June!). So, today I bought a new battery and it still didn't start. I then replaced the ignition switch to no avail. My next step I believe, is to replace the TR sensor (do you need a special tool to align?). I tried obd scanning, but the only code I got was a P1000 (could not complete the test). I am assuming this is because the battery was changed today and prior to starting today, I have not started it in a month or so. Anway, in summary:
-history of starting problems
-fresh cables, which are completely secure
-new ignition switch
-starter tests positive
**next step replace TR sensor
****next, next step, rent a monster truck and run it over.
what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance for reading my novel!