Truck won't start

Asked by Jan 28, 2017 at 05:59 AM about the 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I started my truck this morning with no issues it
ran for 10 seconds then shut off. Now dash lights
come on and I smell a burnt wire...no clicking from
starter or anything

1 Answer

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Sounds like a bad connection. Check the connections on the battery, take note of the condition of the battery cables. Make sure and check the ground wire on both ends. Clean & snug connections. Battery may be worn down but for you to be smelling burning wire, it's drawing a lot of current, meaning there is resistance somewhere in the starting system.

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