Hi Pearl, I'm Mike. My '97 f150 wont start. All indications I have positive and negative cables that need replacing. My questions is it possible to jump start truck by passing the the battery?
JA: Battery issues can be tough to diagnose - lots of things to consider. Luckily, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I agree with electrical???We bought it brand new in 1996. Best truck ever 250000 miles on it so it could be a night mare. I'm thinkink of having it towed into my mechanic
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes and no depends I wont mess with the starter
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: it seems to be a drain on battery so I've been monitoring it with once a week on battery charger seems to be good for a f5 6 days and then she wont start battery was checked and fully charged replaced the alternator
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.