truck makes screeching noise when i try to start it

Asked by Jun 12, 2017 at 07:30 AM about the 1988 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Turn the key and it does nothing sometimes
it screeches

1 Answer

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First, when diagnosing possible electrical or starter issues......Have the battery tested and charged if necessary. A weak battery can make strange noises at the solenoid. Second, check all battery, starter and solenoid connections, these connections need to be free of corrosion, clean and tight. If all checks out with the battery and cables proceed with further diagnosis.

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