Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Pre-1997 F150 > 1987 - 1996 F150 > Electrical
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Exclamation 1996 F150 Starting Problems

I'm having some difficulties with starting my 1996 Ford F150 pickup truck.

It was not starting, so I thought the battery was dead. So I tried to jump it. That did seem to help.

Then, I noticed that if I push and wiggle the key while turning the ignition, it seemed to start fine. So, that worked for a few days.

Now, when I try to start it, the wiggling/pushing still works, but it struggles more to start. It takes longer to start running fully. And, I get a strong smell of gasoline when I start it now.

What do you think could be wrong with it? And how can I fix it?
cwild1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 31,306
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 372 Times in 332 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

Ignition switch, not the key the electrical switch. Or the ignition switch actuator.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Just call me Sean For This Useful Post:
cwild1 (10-21-2012)
Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join F150 Forum

 

The Mustang Source
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.