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Help with 93 150 starter

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by BPK63, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 244

    At least I'm pretty sure it's the starter. I put a new heavy duty battery in 4 months ago. Last night I turn the key and just get a loud click. I can pop start it no problem. When I get the loud click the brake light comes on, almost like a short or maybe it's siezed? Like I said I can pop start it and it fires right up.
     
  2. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    It's probably the starter solenoid on the the inside of the passenger fender. They're super common to go out, easy to diagnose and cheap to replace. I'm sure if you google "jump Ford starter solenoid" you'll come up with a million results. Good luck.
     
  3. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 244

    Thanks for the tip. I put a remote starter switch on that fender selenoid and it has power to the other side when I hit the switch. I looked down and was able to see the starter in the daylight and it looks pretty badly rusted. Would of been nice if I could of just changed that selenoid. I guess I'll be underneath tomorrow and hopefully can get it off ok.
     
  4. rick502

    rick502 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 54

    Are you just checking output with test light? If so the solenoid could still be bad, its completing the circuit but isn't delivering enough amps to turn starter. Worth checking as fender solenoid is under 10 bucks and a 5 minute job to change.