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Old 07-16-2012, 02:32 PM
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Got a 1990 D-150 318 Having trouble getting it going again. Problem started after jumping off another vehicle. Was running fine untill i turned it off. Now it wont start. It just clicks. I no it seems very simple but i've had the starter tested, checked the battery, connections, changed coil, and the starter relay. I'm out of options. If someone gots an idea id really appreciate the help.
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Check for fuseable links & relays where you're not expecting them to be -- need a service manual schematic. I had a similar thing happen to my 1990 (Ford) van & come to find out there's a fuel cut-off safety switch in the kick panel on the passenger's side that burnt thru when the alternator overcharged. Can't see the switch until you pull the panel part-way off, but it was shown on the schematic. That one cut the voltage to the electric fuel pumps so they wouldn't work (switch supposed to operate in a bad wreck to reduce the possibility of a fire), but I've seen others that killed the ignition system, or cut power going elsewhere.
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Yeah i never got a book on it. I guess it would help if i did. The only other thing ive heard so far was that it could be my powertrain controle modgule might have fried while i was trying to jump off the other car.
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Can you turn over the engine by Hand or with a wrench, have you checked the starter itself or the ignition switch. just more to think about.
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I'd say the fusable link too. Check the wires coming off the battery. If you bend them or follow 'em and with your hands about 6 inches apart try to stretch them and follow them as far as you can doing that. The link is usually pretty close to the battery. So if you feel a weak spot in a wire or one stretches that's where the problem is.

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If you're getting an electrical click, I'd make sure the battery is ok, double check all batttery connections as well as both the engine and radiator support ground wires, then I'd look to the starter.
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Fuse box is not very big and located behind the dash, I would check every single fuse as well as what others have about the fuseable links!
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I have just had a simular problem with my lights. I had a bad relay for the lights. Mine still had headlights but none of the rest.
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