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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Ok F-150 5.4 liter engine. Drove it to the parking lot

Customer Question

Ok F-150 5.4 liter engine. Drove it to the parking lot stopped turned off the engine and went inside. Came out and the engine turned over about a quarter of a turn and stopped. Battery is good new alternator and all I get is it barely turns then nothing. All other electrical stuff works. What am I looking at as my problem?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  kalamykid replied 8 months ago.

It sounds like you either have a bad connection on the battery cables, or the starter is going bad. Can you tap on the starter with a broom handle with some one trying to start the engine and see if the starter kicks in and turns the engine over?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Battery cables are very clean. I have wiggled them to make great connection and they are tight. I get a slight turnover but that is it. I'll tap on the started and see what happens.Matt
Expert:  kalamykid replied 8 months ago.

Will the cable ends move on the battery posts or are they tight enough so they do not move?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
NO they are very tight!
Expert:  kalamykid replied 8 months ago.

Did tapping on the starter get it to turn the engine over?