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Hello!

I have a 93 F150 5.0L 5 speed manual. I have been having issues with the ignition. A while ago it started not starting! I would turn the ignition and get lights to the dash etc., but it would not turn over. After a couple of tries it would start without issue. However, over the course of a couple of months it began to take more and more attempts at starting until finally it would not start at all. I brought it to my mechanic and he replaced the starter (along with the lock cylinder for other reasons) and cleaned up all of the connections. That seemed to work, but a week later the problem started again. I have since replaced the ignition switch but that has still not fixed the problem. I'm thinking maybe some wires need to be replaced? I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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First off, Adam, welcome to the forum.

When you say that the truck won't start, can you be a bit more specific in what it is doing when you turn the key?

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Hi Mac,

Thank you!

Well, when I turn the key, I get power to the dash, radio, etc. When I continue to turn the key, it sounds like power is trying to go somewhere - there is a click noise that occurs each time I turn the key to start the engine - but the engine does not turn over or even try to turn over.

I thought maybe it could be a sensor associated with the clutch but I suspect the problem lies somewhere else because if I try to start the truck without depressing the clutch, there is no clicking noise.

What I tried last night was first turning the key all the way back (counterclockwise) to the radio-only position, and then all the way forward to start the truck, and that seemed to work the 2-3 times I tried it.

I hope this helps. Thank you very much for your response!

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A couple of things came to mind; the starter relay but that should be attached to the starter for that year and if the starter was replaced the relay should have been a part of that.

The other thing was maybe one of your fusible links or the relay is going bad.

 

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Hi Mac,

I will try replacing the fusible links and see what happens. Thanks very much for your help!

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I had similiar problem with my 93 f-150 automatic 4.9l mine though was a bad battery terminal. I get power everywhere until I turn the key and Click then I lose all power till I release the key and power comes back on. sometimes I never lost power at all. it was the cable from positive terminal to the starter that was making a poor connection. To be specific it was a stripped bolt on positive terminal
 

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I have a 97 F150 that is doing the same thing right now i have cleaned all the connections changed the termanals and the startor but it is still sitting in my yard like a lawn orniment.. mine makes a small clicking noise when i turn the key but nothing happens. if i figure it out ill post my findings.. lol
 
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