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PLEASE HELP!! EXCUSRSION STRANDED

I have a 03 ford excursion 6.0 pwd, the problem i am having is very intermittent..i can go to start my truck and all i get is a click from the starter, only 1 click..Ican repeat the procedure 100 time and all it does each time is 1 click..i can go out the next day and try to start is and it will fire right up and run as smooth as silk..next day no start again just single click.. i changed 4 starters and even took one out of my f350 that was working fine and got the same results.i even went as far as replacing both battery's,and i also even used the jumper wire located on the fender that runs direct to the starter and hooked power to it with just a click again..I then tried jumping the starter at the starter and still just a click, i disconected the clutch fan also.. PLEASE GUYS HELP WHAT CAN THIS BE..
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Your starter solenoid may be weak and need to change the starter. It cold aso be weak batteries, bad cell in battery or both. Even just bad connections [corrosion]

You could also have something staying on that shouldn't be and yer haveing a voltage draw that is sucking the charge out of your batteries.

First off fully charge each battery seperately and load test seperately. Clean all connections then retest. Hook up a volt meter to the passenger battery and a amp meter around the starter wire. Observe voltage draw down and amps. no less than 10vlt.

Amps if it rolls over should be arond 500 to 600. No to a few amps if it won't roll over.


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BATTERY'S are brand new like i said i replaced 4 starters then also took one out of a working truck and still had the same issue..i also hooked a battery charger to the starter with a bump switch and the starter still just went click..all connections look perfect. any other suggestions
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How about the ground from the engine to the frame?
You can also check how many volts are going to the starter soenoid when you turn the key, should be a solid 12 volts if not may be a ignition switch issue.
May be a chaffing issue down to the starter?


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How about the ground from the engine to the frame?
You can also check how many volts are going to the starter soenoid when you turn the key, should be a solid 12 volts if not may be a ignition switch issue.
May be a chaffing issue down to the starter?
i did an override of the ignition switch and still the same..i have 12 volts at the starter
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Check the starter cable for resistance it might be corroded inside
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i over rode all the wiring by hooking a battery directly to the starter..
i do appreciate all the comments.
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i over rode all the wiring by hooking a battery directly to the starter..
i do appreciate all the comments.
Did it turn-over or just click direct to the starter for this test? It seems very strange that you have the same results with many starters. I would tend to agree the starter/engine may not be getting a good ground.

The dreaded click could also be a from a weak or intermittent signal from the ignition wire or upstream to that near the ignition switch or relay. If you were to wire directly from the battery to the ignition for the solenoid, as long as your ground was good, it should crank it over.

So you would be checking the ground, checking from the starter, checking the solenoid, and finally the wiring upstream to the key switch.

There are 2 more issues at hand; do you have binding of the starter itself or is the engine bound (hydro-locked, seized)?

The simplest problem is weak batteries or battery connections.

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did you try starting in nutrual ,or moving gear shift back from park to n
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