1998 Ford F-150 will start but

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 01:58 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 STD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a f150 that will start and if I start it everyday
do not have a problem.  But if the truck sits for
three or more day it will just click sounds like
solenoid.  Need a little help were to start!!!

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It seems to me the problem id obvious if you need a jump every few days ... your battery is either being drained by something or your battery has a bad cell

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Clicking solenoid is usually a sign of a weak battery. Check the voltage in the battery with a multi meter when it will not start. Sounds like you have a parasitic electric draw. Check the button on the glove box light switch and make sure it works and shuts off the light. If that is OK check the net to find the parasitic draw. Way to long to explain here.

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