2001 F150 5.4 not starting

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    Brad_Mandeville Junior Member

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    I have replaced the following:
    Starter
    Solenoid on firewall
    Ignition switch
    Battery

    And all I get is a click...

    Any help would be amazing!

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    Make sure your battery voltage is 12.8 volts when attempting to crank.
    Could be the battery cable to solenoid or the solenoid to starter cable.
    Could be a poor crimp/connection at any of the four connections on those cables.
    Could be a "new" bad starter or solenoid.
    Have you tried to hand turn the engine from the harmonic balancer bolt?
     
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    Yes I have engine turns. I will check the wires and voltage tonight once I get off! Thanks!

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    Hey brother, what did you diagnose on your starting issue ?
     
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    Im thinking it could be the ground on the positive battery cable. I'm going to search and clean them all. Do you know of any relays or fuses that could cause it?

    Thanks Brad

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    If you are getting a click, sounds like not
    enough amperage is reaching the starter.

    The terminals on both the ground and positive
    battery cables must clean and free of any corrosion.

    Check the point where the ground (negative) cable grounds to
    the engine and the chassis also.

    Metal to metal contact between the battery
    posts and the cable terminals is critical in transferring
    power and ground to the accessories such as, starter,
    blower motor, and any other items that require a high
    current draw.

    The point where the cable goes into the terminal is also
    important as this also can be a point of resistance not
    allowing current to flow.
     
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