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Old 02-22-2018, 09:14 PM
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Trouble starting.

My 66 f100 was starting, but not idling. After multiple attempts to start it, now I just get a "click" and the engine won't even attempt to turn over. All electric accessories still work. My first thought is either the battery charge is too low or the starter got burned out. Anyone have any advice to help me trouble shoot?

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Old 02-23-2018, 06:51 AM
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Even though the accessories work, it doesn't necessarily equate the battery having good charge or even good connection. That would be the first thing to verify.
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Threw the battery on a charger, still no luck. Only thing I get when I turn the key is a click. Not even a slight indication that the engine is trying to turn over. Just a click. Hmm.

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Loose connection? Either at the battery, solenoid, or starter?
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:59 PM
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Hate to sound like a fool, but where exactly is the starter? I see the starter relay and looks to lead to a starter mounted in a spot that's pretty tough to get to. Around the left side of the engine if looking at it from the hood.

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Down low on the passenger side of the motor. Connections are a notorious reason for just clicking. If it is a click, then nothing, commonly connection. Continuous clicking is more likely low/bad battery.
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