Why is my F150 cranking but not starting?

Why is my F150 cranking but not starting?

While there are a variety of reasons your Ford F-150 won’t start, the most common 3 are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.

What causes Cranking time exceeded Ford F150?

The cranking time exceeded system is designed to stop a fuel pump running ‘dry’ i.e. without any fuel to lubricate it and is most common either after a vehicle has run out of fuel, or as a result of replacing the fuel filter.

Why is my F150 losing power?

If the fuel filter is plugged, the air/fuel ratio can be too lean. This will cause a loss of power or a misfire. If the fuel pressure regulator were to fail, the air/fuel ratio can be either too rich or too lean, depending on the failure. This fuel filter is completely clogged.

How do you reset the anti theft system on a Ford F150?


  1. Insert the key into the driver’s side door lock.
  2. Turn the key once, but not all the way to unlock the door. Leave the key in this position for 40-60 seconds.
  3. Do this again, but turn the key in the opposite direction.
  4. Remove the key from the door, get into your Ford, and start the engine. The system should be reset.

What is full accessory power active?

It means you have full power for all accessories, the USB and power outlets, without starting the car. Yes, if you want to disable it, to save the battery from draining while sitting in the car without starting it, you simply press the start button again.

Can a bad starter cause slow cranking?

A: Possible causes: a marginal battery, a poor connection in the starting circuit or starter, a charging-system problem, or the battery is being drained while the car’s parked. If the slow cranking occurs after driving (engine hot), it’s likely a faulty starter or poor charging.

What was the problem with the 1993 Ford F-150?

On 1993 Ford F-150 (and F-250 and F-350) models with speed control systems, internal leaking was linked to the deactivation switch. Ford attributed instances of overheating to the problem, which could potentially cause fires. To remedy the problem, Ford issued a recall to install fused wiring harnesses on F-150/250/350/450 models.

What causes a Ford F-150 truck to overheat?

When your Ford F-150 truck overheats, there is usually an issue with your cooling system. Here is how to pinpoint the problem. This article applies for the Ford F-150 (2004-2014).

Why is my Ford F-150 losing power?

Another potential cause of a loss of power is dirty injectors. Residue from fuel combined with heat from the engine can cause deposits on the injectors, which causes several problems. The deposits can block the fuel flow so that the engine doesn’t get the proper amount of fuel.

Why is my Ford F-150 running rough?

Generation 12 F-150s have been known to run rough when the engine is idling. The problem is typically the result of sticking exhaust gas recirculation sensors. The sensors stick due to the accumulation of carbon. Ford experts recommend drivers change the sensors every 100,000 miles.