starting/installation-solenoid and alternator

Asked by Jan 07, 2017 at 12:18 PM about the 1994 Ford F-150 XLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck turns over when i try to jump it off using
another vechical, or try to hook it up to a battery
charger. Just re-placed my fender wall soilenoid,
what could be wrong? Thanks.

1 Answer


Use a multi-meter and check the voltage of the battery. Should be 12+ volts. If battery appears good, make sure all connections clean and good. It's possible the battery has 12 volts but not the amperage to start the car. When batteries fail, it's usually in the winter as cold affects them. A place like Autozone can check the cold cranking amps present in the battery.

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