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06 F250SD Won't crank - HELP (PO'd)

2nd time in less than 11 months this thing has left me sitting 100+ miles from home and Ford Roadside *** . .. is just that (*** . . .). I posted on here about this time last year on a vibration, well march 30 08 I found out when my fuel pump went out. Took them 2 hours to call me & tell me I as in too rural of an area to get a tow truck until monday (it was sun). I told them my to tell my TRUCK it was SUNDAY so it would get me home & die on MONDAY. I informed them (the truck) didn't CARE what day it was (in a few less words). Anyway, found my own tow truck, dinked around 2 months and finally got my towing paid by ford. So now onto today, Feb 14 09:

Drove 100 miles, stopped for lunch, ate, drove to another store, stopped for 30 min, drove to meeting. Truck sat from noon until 4, when to start it, pre-heated it (about 35* here today), normal lights, dings, etc, turned key over - NOTHING. Reset the fuel pump (just in case, but normally it turns over when that needs to be done). Happened to be a place with alot of 'farmers' and we are all pretty good on the basics (one was an old truck mechanic). Ford swears my batteries are dead and not enough to turn it over. We, we jumped it, no change. The steering wheel isn't locking, I can turn it and they can roll my truck back a couple feet in park. I get normal lights, dinging, the hum of the glow-plugs & pump, radio, normal lights windows, etc. Turn the key to crank, loose everything. Doesn't even attempt to start. so . .. .

Is it the high pressure oil thingy I hear so much about?? Or a starter / column issue? Could it be the theft system locking us off starting it? It is sitting in a parking lot at a sale barn over 100 miles from home. Ford couldn't get it towed (guess what, I am in too rural of an area for them to find an authorized tower on a SATURDAY), even though it is 5 miles to a ford dealership, they can't have the dealer tow it.

I was back on the phone w/ the place I bought it, they heard plenty from me LAST time, so they KNOW I am torqued this time. I'll have to take time off work to get this thing somewhere & fixed and drive it the 2 hours home. I am HOT!!! Anyone got any ideas ?? Thanks SOOO much.
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2nd time in less than 11 months this thing has left me sitting 100+ miles from home and Ford Roadside *** . .. is just that (*** . . .). I posted on here about this time last year on a vibration, well march 30 08 I found out when my fuel pump went out. Took them 2 hours to call me & tell me I as in too rural of an area to get a tow truck until monday (it was sun). I told them my to tell my TRUCK it was SUNDAY so it would get me home & die on MONDAY. I informed them (the truck) didn't CARE what day it was (in a few less words). Anyway, found my own tow truck, dinked around 2 months and finally got my towing paid by ford. So now onto today, Feb 14 09:

Drove 100 miles, stopped for lunch, ate, drove to another store, stopped for 30 min, drove to meeting. Truck sat from noon until 4, when to start it, pre-heated it (about 35* here today), normal lights, dings, etc, turned key over - NOTHING. Reset the fuel pump (just in case, but normally it turns over when that needs to be done). Happened to be a place with alot of 'farmers' and we are all pretty good on the basics (one was an old truck mechanic). Ford swears my batteries are dead and not enough to turn it over. We, we jumped it, no change. The steering wheel isn't locking, I can turn it and they can roll my truck back a couple feet in park. I get normal lights, dinging, the hum of the glow-plugs & pump, radio, normal lights windows, etc. Turn the key to crank, loose everything. Doesn't even attempt to start. so . .. .

Is it the high pressure oil thingy I hear so much about?? Or a starter / column issue? Could it be the theft system locking us off starting it? It is sitting in a parking lot at a sale barn over 100 miles from home. Ford couldn't get it towed (guess what, I am in too rural of an area for them to find an authorized tower on a SATURDAY), even though it is 5 miles to a ford dealership, they can't have the dealer tow it.

I was back on the phone w/ the place I bought it, they heard plenty from me LAST time, so they KNOW I am torqued this time. I'll have to take time off work to get this thing somewhere & fixed and drive it the 2 hours home. I am HOT!!! Anyone got any ideas ?? Thanks SOOO much.
Sounds like you got corrosion on your terminal ends. Take them off and clean them with a proper terminal end cleaner tool. Check the connections and grounds to be sure they are tight. Also be sure the both batteries are in good condition by testing with a battery load tester.

In cold temps these things need major power. Most of the times when they wont take a jump its the dirty terminal ends. Be sure you have 1000 CCA batteries in good working order.

I got photos but I dont share in here anymore. You happend to catch me having to deal with some other issues and I could not resist.
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Any stuff plugged in, GPS, coffee maker, inverter?
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