Originally Posted by timothy1970
I have a 1997 ford f-150 standard transmission . I have replaced the starter and the relay on the firewall. Replaced all the battery cables and terminals. When turning the key the relay clicks and the starter does not engage. Other times when I turn the key the relay engages and starter bendix kicks out but wont turn the motor over. The power cable going from the battery to the starter gets extremely hot when the starter engages but doesnt turn the motor over. Any suggestions on what I can do next to get this thing running.
The battery to the starter?
Lets assume this is a typo, check the ground lead on the motor to ensure it is tight, check the connections on the starter and starter relay, check the wires to ensure they are in the correct place on the relay, make sure the battery is charged and will hold the charge, also check these connections. if those are good try jumping the relay and see if the truck turns over, then have the starter bench tested. Hope this helps
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