185 Ford F-150 still won't start!

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#1

We have replaced everything from the steering wheel to the engine (key/ignition switch, starter switch, starter, solenoid and battery) and still getting nothing. What else could be wrong? It will start with a connection on the pos/neg solenoid bolts but when you turn the key…nothing! Please help!


#2

Bad connection, possibly the ground, or the pos on the starter motor.


#3

Meant to say 1985 in the title.

What is the fix to both of these?


#4

If the truck has an automatic transmission, shift the transmission into neutral and then try starting the engine. If the engine starts, the problem is with the park/neutral safety switch.

Tester


#5

Thanks! But I should have clarified. It is a manual. I tried it in neutral and in gear. Nothing.

The one switch we did not replace was the clutch safety switch only because it was a “dealer only” part…could that mean anything?


#6

It could be the problem. Before purchasing the switch, unplug the connector from the clutch safety switch and insert a jumper wire in the connector and then try starting the engine with the transmission in neutral. If the engine starts, go to the dealer and get a new switch.

Tester


#7

No cigar…

Ran a jumper to bypass the clutch safety switch then tried starting it in neutral. Nothing…

Any other ideas? Could it be just a faulty wire somewhere?

Also…is there a way to edit the original question so that I can change the year to 1985 instead of 185?


#8

check the fusible links at the solenoid.