1997 ford f150 wont crank just "clunk" noise thats it

Asked by Mar 07, 2019 at 10:35 AM about the 1987 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

engine wont turn over, new battery, new starter, still just clunks, checked the
crank was able to turn with wrench in clock wise position as well as removed all
spark plugs to insure no hydraulic lock, still cannot start engine, clicks like a
clunk noise that is all

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Most often when this happens, it's a dead or dying battery. You might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter motor. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If your car starts, fine. If it does not start, replace your battery. After either of these, go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died.

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