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1998 Ford F-150 Question: Engine won`t start intermittently.

 

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mysticman, 4.2L V6, Dixon, CA, March 04, 2014, 10:31
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I replaced Ignition switch and the problem stop for about a week,
the instrument panel lights up ,but won`t but engine won`t turn.

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    ProfessorG March 04, 2014, 10:33
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    Check the neutral safety switch, try it in neutral.

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    pushrod March 04, 2014, 14:41
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    Do you know what a solenoid is? You see that one on the firewall? You know how to bypass it? If manual trans be sure it's in neutral.!! Post results after you try this.

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    mysticman, March 10, 2014, 04:17
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    Thanks,I replaced the solenoid and on the first try the engine did not turn.I wiggled the shift lever and the engine started,sounds like the neutral safety switch is bad.

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    pushrod, March 10, 2014, 04:59
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    Should have jumpered the solenoid to bypass it instead of replacing it! That is how you test the starter to make sure it's ok! As long as you are on the right track no problem just the price of the solenoid. Need to check the switch before replacing it, look to see if it is loose and needs readjusting!!

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    mysticman, March 11, 2014, 04:13
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    Thanks Everyone!

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