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2005 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW Harley-Davidson Crew Cab 156 4WD

2005 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW
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4-Wheel Drive, Crew Cab 6-3/4'
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March 3, 2013, 11:54 am

Lewis H
 

Question: can you please help me

For starters I have a 2001 f350 7.3L diesel pickup. Both my batteries are only 5 months old and my alt. is aprox. 8mths old. I was jumpstarting my lawn mower when i loosened one of the jumper cables and my truck died. it did not bog down or idel funny it simply died. i got back in my truck and tried restarting it but had zero power. i then hooked 2 battery chargers to my truck (one on each battery) and waited 30-45 min and tried again. i now have all my maintenence lights flashing and i can hear my fuel pump but when i try to crank it it just clicks. i have tried jumping the starter but no success. i honestly have no idea where to begin on this. any advide would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your time.


March 10, 2013, 11:39 am

Elizabeth K
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The clicking you hear is a sign that the starter not getting enough electrical power. Unless you're testing for charge and voltage drop with a voltmeter, judging the source of an electrical problem is very tricky. I recommend removing both batteries and bringing them to an auto parts store (most will charge and load-test for free). When the batteries are fully charged and all battery cable connections (at the battery and starter ends) are cleaned (loosen, wiggle and re-tighten), try to start it again. If that doesn't work, remove the starter and bench test it. Once you get it going, have the charging system tested.

Here is some info on a no-crank:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over


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