Ignition doesn't work, strange issue - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Pre-1997 F150 > 1987 - 1996 F150 > Electrical
Log In 

Ignition doesn't work, strange issue

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default Ignition doesn't work, strange issue

1991 f150 xlt lariat 4x4 5.8L V8 351 EFI 146000miles

Alright here's the low-down, about early april a man came to look at the truck to buy it and it was idling and right when he got in it shut off abd stopped running, took a bit to figure out the issue but it was the distributor computer after that it ran fine but mid april my brother took it for a drive and at a gas station he went to restart it after pumping and well there was nothing. AAA came and taught him how to touch both sides of the solenoid together and afyer doing that for a week or so and replacing the solenoid that stopped working. I took it to a shop and they said it was the starter so I got that replaced but now only 3 or so montgs later the key is not working again. I've tried everything and nothing is working. I've checked the ignition push rod thing and its all fine and every once in awhile the key works fine for 5 or so drives straight then just stops. I've traced the wires to the starter and nothing is wrong I really need help because this is killing me.

also so you know when I turn the key dummy lights come on and the fuel pump engages. all the power comes on but there are no clicks or any noise when I turn it to the crank position.

here is a list of all the parts I have replaced/ installed:
Power Steering high pressure hose
4 Radiator hoses
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Wires
Battery Terminal
Ignition Coil
Distributor Computer
Fuel filter
Intake manifold
Drive shaft
Ignition Starter Switch
Starter Soleniod
Kenwood radio unit
Oil and oil filter
Windshield wipers
Coolant Tempurature Sender
Oil Pressure Sender
Rear ABS Sensor
Air Filter

Last edited by JPRivera; 07-13-2014 at 04:40 PM.
JPRivera is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join F150Forum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that F150Forum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join F150Forum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE

Old 07-13-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
ford dealer parts guy
djfllmn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,211
Thanked 420 Times in 341 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews

auto or stick?
2016 F150 XLT Supercrew 5.0
1968 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Landau 429CID V8 1 of 950-Weekend Toy

Originally Posted by BoozeDaily View Post
There are a lot of armchair experts on every subject 'round here.
djfllmn is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough Idle/Misfiring - HELP! (2006 F150 5.4L v8) carp104 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 32 05-05-2016 04:42 PM
Canada: 30" HanningLED Combo Light Bar with Custom Mounts SteveEH 2009 - 2014 Part Sales 9 11-23-2015 08:21 PM
Real bad Vibration / Shake in rear end fnbeertime 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 10 09-26-2015 05:42 PM
91' F150 351 / Fuel pump relay issue puke22 1987 - 1996 F150 1 09-05-2015 04:02 PM
Want to Buy [Southeast]: Dashboard parts (no airbags needed) SICKS NINE 1997 - 2003 Part Sales 0 09-03-2015 05:26 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.