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died after starting
Ok I posted this in the 6.o area but got no replies .
Thanks in advance for any and all help.
Truck is a 2005 f250 4x4 with 6.0, 64000 miles, pure stock, I have owned for about 3 months. Truck ran fine 2 days ago (150 mile trip)
Went out this morning (36 deg) to start and warm truck for the day. The truck started like normal, ran about 5 sec and knocked off. Tried to restart, acted like battery was low. Dealer had replaced pass. side battery before I got truck (850 cca). Drivers side was factory original. Pulled both batteries, went to Interstate, test batteries, factory battery bad, other one was good but low charge. Get new 1000 cca battery. Installed both batteries, put charger on old one. After charging 2 hour, truck will turn over sluggish but not start. When trying to start, oil gauge will twitch but not move up.
I am not a big wrench turner, but I like to try to fix what I can. So what are simple things I can try or does this sound like a trip to the shop?
After looking at different post this is what I have done so far- Check batteries both have over 12.5 volts, Pulled and clean EGR valve- some build up but was not stuck open, Checked FICM volts- steady 48v.
Again when trying to crank it turns over very sluggish, like it has a low battery.
What other things can I check. I don't have a code reader and don't think I can put the money in one right now.
Any help would be great.