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I have a 1990 F250 with a 351. It acted like the starter

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I have a 1990 F250 with a 351. It acted like the starter solenoid was bad, it was extremely hot 2 the touch, so I replaced it. Still acts like a bad battery. I replaced the starter as well do 2 it hanging up & still no change. It will start if u jump the 2 terminals on the starter solenoid. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I take it that you can hear the solenoid clicking but nothing else happens? If that is the case then you have replaced all the components. It must be a bad cable or connection. The way to find this is to do a voltage drop test. You will need a muti-meter. HERE is a great video to show you how to do this test. I hope this helps you fix your problem.