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03 f150. Had bad starter. Replaced starter battery cable…

03 f150. Had bad starter...
03 f150. Had bad starter. Replaced starter battery cable assembly and starter relay because of corrosion. Now dead as a football. No juice at dash at all
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7/19/2017
AMEDEE
AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN
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Hello and welcome!

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I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

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However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

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Can I start by getting your engine size and or VIN?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's the 4.6. Still at the shop. No vin availabke

Thank you for that information.

What is the battery voltage at?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Over 14

Excellent!

And what about the voltage on all the main fuses under the hood?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
None.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No voltage at the under good fuse box

And what about at the starter relay?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Good on one side. None on the other. Swapped with known good relay. No change

So there is power (FULL BATTERY VOLTAGE) at the starter relay?

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Ok, then if this is the case, there are three possible causes.

  • Bad connection at the starter relay
  • Faulty wire from the starter relay to the battery junction box
  • Faulty junction box
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok. I'll check in the am

However, if there is no power to the starter relay, then you could have a bad connection at the battery or blown fusible links between the battery and starter relay.

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