replaced: new starter relay no power being transferred from hot side to starter

Asked by May 05, 2017 at 05:50 PM about the 2002 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced relay on fire wall power to hot side when key is turn to start no power
to that side of the relay. Could it be the starter. Fuse relays on fuse panel
check out good.

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If you are getting no power through the solenoid there is a problem. You should have power to the hot side of the solenoid at all times, if you have the type of solenoid with two large terminals and two small. Is that what you have? Disconnect all connections from the solenoid. Using a multi meter set to continuity touch both small terminals. You will either hear a beep, if the meter is so equipped, or you meter will will show continuity. If there is no beep then the solenoid is bad. If there is a beep, then check to make sure voltage is getting to the solenoid when the key it turned to starts. You should hear a click in the solenoid when the key is turned. You should read voltage on your multi-meter if you test while someone else turns the key. You can also check the two large terminals in much the same way. To much typing. The net has a two minuted video illustrating how.

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