Truck wont start

Asked by matthew Jan 03, 2020 at 02:13 PM about the 1997 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I just bought a 1997 ford f150 4.6L 4x4 manual
transmission. When I first got it I had to jump it from the
starter relay now it doesnt work anymore. I have replaced
the key lock cylinder the ignition switch and now the starter
relay still nothing all my lights come on everything works
but still nothing I have also taken the battery and starter to
get them tested and they both work great please help I'm

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are you saying the starter motor won't crank the engine? I don't trust autostore testing, I do testing myself before going to autostore so I know what is going on. In the past I have had autostore lie to me about their testing. I'm not saying they all do it. Battery has a full charge, all connections good on all ends not just at the battery. Do you have fender mounted starter relay, two large threaded studs? One of those large studs is battery voltage, hot all the time. The other large stud carries voltage to starter motor when relay is energized, and yes you can jump the two large studs to see if starter motor will crank the engine. Maybe cable from relay to starter motor is faulty? To test starter motor, is usually remove it, lay it on the ground, hook up jumper cables properly from charged battery to starter motor, at the least, the starter motor should kick out the drive gear and spin. Yes, that is a no load test. Your engine isn't seized??

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