1990 f150 wont start without screwdriver contact on solenoid

Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 10:22 AM about the 1990 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced starter and solenoid.  Replaced battery but it wasnt exact one suggested
due to lack of stock at my retail outlet. I can turn key ( no clicking) and then take a
screwdriver to solenoid and it will crank and run fine. Any suggestions as to what
problem can be?

3 Answers

50

There's a fault between the ignition switch and the solenoid, check the fuse block for a blown fuse.

25,805

Have you checked your starter relay?

50,785

Could be the ignition switch, the solenoid or the wiring between the two.

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