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F150 issue (desperate)

Old 02-14-2010, 06:14 PM
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I have a 2004 f150 and when i attempt to start the truck it will not start and the alarm comes on but the light and radio work does anyone know what is going on?
Old 02-20-2010, 12:09 PM
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well its not your battery if the radio and lights work, so it could be your alternator or your gas is frozen depending where you live
Old 06-27-2010, 05:42 PM
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First do you get any response from your starter when you turn the key? If you put your lights on and the radio do they dim way down when you try to start?? Just because your lights work does not mean that the starter will turn over the engine. That starter draws allot of AMPS.

Are your cables on the battery clean?

The battery is most suspect if the starter will not engage. Clean the cables, make sure the battery has water in it ( unless its a sealed battery) . Charge the battery over night, then check each cell with a hydrometer.

They should read in the 1250 range. Try it one more time. Then see if it will start with a jumper from another vehicle. Sometimes if your battery is shot it won't start with a jumper cable. ( BE sure you use all the precautions in your owners manual if you attempt to jumper your battery.

Last edited by rvs57lin; 06-27-2010 at 05:44 PM.
Old 06-27-2010, 05:55 PM
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Opps didn't focus on the date you put this in. I'm sure by this time you have your problem corrected. Was it the battery? If not what was it?


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