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Q: How do I start my truck?

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How do I start my truck?

A: Starting your truck is simple but before yo...

Starting your truck is simple but before you can take off, you must make sure that your vehicle is prepared to start. To start your 2012 Ford F-150?

  1. Make sure that all passengers are buckled in and car accessories are off.

  2. Make sure the car is in park.

  3. Make sure that the parking brake is on.

  4. Turn the key to the on position without turning it to the start position.

  5. Finish turning the key to the start position.

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