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Old 04-02-2014, 01:57 AM   #1
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HELP! 1992 F-150 4.9L L6.... I got this truck and i drove it to my house and parked it outside. I had to bang on the starter to make it start. I replaced the starter with a new one and then it still did not start. i also replaced the battery leads Pos and Neg and i put a new battery in it. still no cranking just the sound of the starter trying to start. sounds like a loud click. If you have any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. The previous owner of this truck passed away and his son gave it to me. I would like to see it run strong again.
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HELP! 1992 F-150 4.9L L6.... I got this truck and i drove it to my house and parked it outside. I had to bang on the starter to make it start. I replaced the starter with a new one and then it still did not start. i also replaced the battery leads Pos and Neg and i put a new battery in it. still no cranking just the sound of the starter trying to start. sounds like a loud click. If you have any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. The previous owner of this truck passed away and his son gave it to me. I would like to see it run strong again.
Have you checked the fender relay. That is mostly likely the actual source of your "click".
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Have you checked the fender relay. That is mostly likely the actual source of your "click".
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No i have no checked the fender relay, i will check that tonight thanks.
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Its called a Starter Solenoid, if you go to the parts store for a new one. You can bypass this to see if the starter is stuck or not working also. All you do is on top of the solenoid there are two little studs, then on each side there is one big one. You take a screwdriver (WITH and insulated handle...unless you like being zapped) and touch one of the little studs to the large stud that is connected to the wire leading to the starter.

Which little stud will jump it is different on different cars. On my '95 it was the small stud closest to the firewall IIRC. Again, you'll know when you got it right when the truck turns over and scares the crap outta you! If you do this and the starter turns over then your starter is good, solenoid bad. If you do this and the starter just clicks, make sure you have at least 12.5 Volts on the battery and if so your starter is probably stuck.

Make sure it's in neutral if manual and key on. Should turn over if you cross the correct studs. Good luck!
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I will try that too, thanks
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Its called a Starter Solenoid, if you go to the parts store for a new one. You can bypass this to see if the starter is stuck or not working also. All you do is on top of the solenoid there are two little studs, then on each side there is one big one. You take a screwdriver (WITH and insulated handle...unless you like being zapped) and touch one of the little studs to the large stud that is connected to the wire leading to the starter.

Which little stud will jump it is different on different cars. On my '95 it was the small stud closest to the firewall IIRC. Again, you'll know when you got it right when the truck turns over and scares the crap outta you! If you do this and the starter turns over then your starter is good, solenoid bad. If you do this and the starter just clicks, make sure you have at least 12.5 Volts on the battery and if so your starter is probably stuck.

Make sure it's in neutral if manual and key on. Should turn over if you cross the correct studs. Good luck!
This is why I usually put relay/solenoid, there's always someone who comes on and says its one if you said it was the other. Pretty sure parts stores call it a solenoid but I've seen it labeled as both.

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If your going to test it that way and take a chance of melting the metal of your tool or accidentally arc welding it to the posts, feel free. I prefer to use a small section of decent gauge wire to touch the two big terminals whenever I have to test it for someone. That way you ruin some scrap wire instead of one of your tools.

Assuming you have the same one I usually see, the small posts are for engaging the connection between the big posts. If its clicking then its trying to engage but for some reason it isn't working. So if you can jump the big terminals together and get the starter to engage it usually means that part is bad. You can also do some electrical tests, but the quick and easy is to just jump the two big terminals.
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[QUOTE=Forge-World-FORD;3409561]This is why I usually put relay/solenoid, there's always someone who comes on and says its one if you said it was the other. Pretty sure parts stores call it a solenoid but I've seen it labeled as both.

I work at a Napa and looked it up, in our system it is called a starter solenoid so I figured I'd make it easier for him to tell the counter person what he was looking for.

The wire thing is a good idea. I just usually have crappy old screwdrivers, so Ive never cared about ruining them. But yes
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You wrote inside the quote BTW. I know what parts stores call them, like I said I've seen it labeled as both.
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