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My 1991 Ford F-150 4.9...
My 1991 Ford F-150 4.9 liter inline 6 with a 4 speed manual transmission will start just fine by jumping the solenoid, even with a wrench. The battery test good, starter works, put in a new clutch interlock switch and ignition switch. I turn the key on and all lights work, key works, but when I turn the key over nothing happens. I'm fairly certain the only thing that hasn't tested to be working is the wire from ignition to solenoid, but would love any help.
Bummer is that this problem started while the mechanic had my truck... Anybody know why my key won't start my truck, when it bump starts and solenoid starts just fine? The mechanic started it by the solenoid and didn't attempt to jump the battery (just thought of that). Any info will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 8 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 8 months ago

You are right it could be the wire from the ignition switch to the relay. But it could also be the rod in the steering column that pushes on the ignition switch. If you remove the ignition switch and manually move it to the start position will the truck crank?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I believe the rod is working because I can feel the firm resistance of the newer ignition switch when I turn the key. I will attempt to pull it off the collumn and get back to you here, thank you!
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok sounds good.

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