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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced the hot wire on the starter (1 reports)
  2. wiggle wire (1 reports)
1999 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012012

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I had the same clicking sound. Battery good. Tried replacing starter. Then I found if you would move the wire and then have someone try to start it it would work. I think there was a short and it was grounding out the solenoid causing it kick out.

- , Andover, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

(reported on)

F-150 XLS V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

Crazy place for wire - underside of truck, right front - and Ford's lack of proper insulation/protection makes it a natural to rust. When you try to start the truck, you get a "click - click - click" sound like the solenoid is stuck. However, the hot wire connector to the starter was green with corrosion and wasn't making a good connection.

- , Hyde Park, VT, USA

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