Q: Starter issues and bogging down

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Two question 1). More frequently now my starter does not engage but spin at high rate. Turn off truck wait 30 sec and retry does engage. Took to ford dealer they said didn't happen to them so they no possibility. 2) driving the truck and slowing down truck seem want bogg down like if you were driving a standard but truck Automatic .

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key or in some cases, the pinion gear on the end of the starter does not fully engage the flywheel, which is what sounds like your truck is doing. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to the starter a small gear comes out and engages the flywheel to spin the engine over as you turn the key. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the starter to engage the flywheel properly when you turn the key.

With regard to the truck bogging down, this could be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, a failing catalytic converter or many other things. Generally, things that may cause this type of symptom however would trigger a check engine light. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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