2011 Ford e-150 with 4.6 intermittent won't start

Asked by Sep 25, 2017 at 09:33 AM about the Ford E-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband is ready to tear his hair out. His van
started this early this summer, he called me they
would stop somewhere for lunch came out the van
wouldn't start. Towed into the Ford dealer and they
said when they came out it started. They replaced
all the tubes and stuff in the linkage I guess in the
column?  $600 later it still isn't fixed. Went back to
the dealer they still couldn't figure it out. He now
has to leave the van running everywhere he goes.
He said when he tries to start it and it won't start, if
you wait 10 minutes it will start.  Just for Giggles
he put a new starter on it and that wasn't it. Any
ideas?

1 Answer

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Has he checked the starter relay or the the terminals below the relay pins. I've had a vehicle that when the relay is inserted into the 'Block' where the relay fits, the terminal gets pushed down instead of staying where it should be. As expansion and contraction takes place with the heat of the vehicle or terminals , this terminal 'makes and breaks' contact with the relay terminals. Yes it is really frustrating and you really do what to pull your hear out !

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