Well, one problem has been fixed on the ole F-150. I finally got the new starter mounted, it was really hard to get my hands and tools in there, but I got the bolts tightened up. So, I reconnected the battery cables, made sure everything was where it was supposed to be, and gave the key a crank and “VROOOM!” It started right up, and better yet no other untoward sounds.
The truck had been sitting undriven for about three months, so since the tranny leaks, I had to put in about 3 quarts of fluid. That will be the next item to be repaired, but that’s not something I can do, I’ll have to bite the bullet and take it to the shop.
Now the computer is throwing me a 1633 code, which is Low Voltage Keep Memory Alive alarm. From what I’ve read, if the battery has been disconnected for a while, it takes a few start and drive cycles to help the PCM reset itself. So, I hope that’s the case here. The old code of Bank 1 and 2 running lean is gone, so maybe it’ll come back, hope not.
So, now besides the tranny issue, I’m down to just two other items that need addressed. But, at least now it’s driveable, I took it down to the general store (10 miles round trip) for some gas and it ran fine.
Thanks to all the suggestions and help. Feels good to fix something like that, even though it was a royal pain in the @$$, shoulders and back working under that truck.
After some lunch it’s out to get the tractor out and do some mowing. It’s a nice day, about 50, but there’s still a chill in the air.