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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
200,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. found the slip on connection to the solenoid was dirty (1 reports)
2002 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 252015

F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,600 miles


2002 F150 5.4 V8 – Will not turn over, no starter clicking (slight clicking under dash, all lights are fine). Dash lights do go out when key is turned. Tried using different keys and same results. Charged my seven month old battery, now shows more than 12 volt – still nothing, it did show 11.4 prior to charging. Checked terminals at the battery, OK. Moved gear selector to insure in park (linkage loose). Has been parked for two days. Very cold here in Kingman AZ, less than 30 degrees with very high winds. Can’t get under truck to check other connections or solenoid right now.

Similar issue a couple of years ago caused by too many keys on key ring, thinning them solved that issue.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

Bob Grinnell

Kingman AZ

Update from Dec 28, 2015: found that the slip on connection to the solenoid was dirty, cleand it and all is fine. Who knew it it would be that simple.

- , Kingman, AZ, USA

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