1997 f150 Truck wont crank

Asked by Jun 12, 2017 at 09:56 PM about the 1997 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The guy I bought it from said he was
cranking it up multiple times till know when
you switch it to crank it, it wont do anythibg.
Like I turn the key to the on position, all the
service lights turn on but I turn it to crank it,
its nothing at all. What did he do and how do
I fix this

1 Answer

21,955

He may have been cranking up often to keep the battery alive. So if you battery is weak then replace and also when a battery is weal it allows corrosion to grow in the electrical wires starting in the Battery terminal wires & terminal connections. Of course check fuses under dash & hood. You can take battery to a auto parts store to have load tested. Next would be starter bad or alternator weak or failing, for which you could pull all of those and have tested at same time.

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,950
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,690
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
232 Great Deals out of 12,263 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
42 Great Deals out of 450 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
32 Great Deals out of 1,327 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Mustang
984 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-250
2 listings
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 986 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
42 Great Deals out of 1,607 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 4,495 listings starting at $29,017
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,031 listings starting at $32,600
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 895 listings starting at $21,996
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 733 listings starting at $19,995
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 585 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.