Just one solid strong chunk noise with nothing after. I then decided to use my jump start power supply. It is bolted to the bell housing of the transmission. You would have to take the plugs out completely. I will make a list of all the things I have checked.
Janie You are not able to turn the crankshaft at all? Often it is sucked it the motor when someone drives into a flooded area. Nothing, not even a click. There is a starter solenoid, has it been checked? I went out this morning and when I turned key. You basically need to find out whether the engine is seized or maybe hydrolocked in some way. It should only take you around 10 or 15 minutes to change.
I am having the truck towed to a mechanic. When I disconnected negative battery cable from battery the engine turned off. I thought I might escalate things a bit by having you check or do some stuff that may help. Or, perhaps the motor itself is locked up. Some rigs computers go crazy when the battery goes dead, and need to reset with a disconnection. Underneath the passenger side of the truck you will find the starter. I have had starter and electrical problems for almost a year.
It is located under the right hand kick panel up high under the dash. Direct wire from battery to starter. . This makes it difficult to remove the valve. With so many important components within it, such as an ignition switch, a safety switch and battery cables, your starter is really where your trip begins. Whatever you try, have assistance, and be ready to quickly disconnect your battery if it hangs up again. Most recently starter would try to engage flywheel with key turned off or not in lock at all.
A starter is an electric motor that engages your flexplate to spin your engine on startup. When I attached the jumper cables, the truck started with no key in ignition. The starter or starter solenoid may wear out over time due to heat or contaminants. Your F150 starter motor needs to be as reliable as the rest of your truck. Step 5: Have been told by larger strong looking men with grease on hands to replace starter. If all is great, Battery and all.
So maybe in the long run it will help them diagnose the problem faster. Not sure if there is antifreeze in the oil, but I believe we are looking at putting a new engine in the truck as the answer. It then comes out very easily from the inside. Once I know what it is I will post an update. A more likely cause is a missing gear tooth on the flywheel gear.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. There also can be bad head gaskets which can allow water into the cylinder. Removing the spark plugs should make the motor turn with relative ease. I guess a transmission torque converter could lock up too. AutoZone can get you back on the road in a jiffy with one of our premium starters. Thanks everyone for taking the time to answer the questions.
What made your battery die is a mystery, Something could be left on, unknowingly. But more than likely it's probably just your starter solenoid goin out. Sounds like something is stuck or jammed. I certainly would advise you not to lend your truck or any vehicle to anyone. Many starters also have a built-in solenoid that sends voltage to the starter when the key is turned. There are two bolts and one plug. There is a bolt through the center of the plug that you have to unscrew to take the plug off.
It could be in the very front driver side corner of the truck. Removed starter and had it tested at auto parts store. It is a good… your starter relay is pretty much your starter solenoid, its located 1 ft to the right of your battery, mounted on your firewall and has a black plastic shroud covering it. I will for the mean time. Right in front of the fender. It will take a 13mm socket and extension.