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Old 06-25-2013, 05:44 AM
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No start please help

02 F250 4x4 7.3L no mods other than DIY air intake. I was driving Saturday and it was running fine, went home for an hour and it wouldn't start, all my gauges come on and all electrics work. Tried jumping even though the batteries are fine, no blown fuses, tried swapping relays, got underneath the truck while the wife tried to start and tried hitting the starter; nothing (all I hear is clicking), could it be the starter or I read something about the shifter position sensor, how would I go about checking that.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:58 AM
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To be clear, your problem is more accurately a "No Crank" (as in the starter turning over the engine) - right?

So, if you hear a "click", find out where it's coming from. Feel the relays or starter for the origin of that sound.

If you hear a click it's Not the Safety Switch that only allows the starter to turn with the either the selector in P or N OR the clutch IN on a standard.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:23 PM
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The clicking is coming from my relays under the steering wheel and I can hear/ feel the clicking in the starter underneath the truck when my wife tried to start it. If the starter is bad should it still be making noise when I go to start it?
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OK, take the cover off the fusebox and put your fingers on each relay. Find the one that's clicking, look in the owners manual to find which one it is for (on an '02, that starter relay IS one of those NOT like the earlier trucks which have a relay on the pass fenderwell)

Also, did you try the Headlights, as I said in your other post?
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Yes the #307 is the starter relay and can feel it clicking. And yes my headlights, AC, radio, and windows all work
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:17 PM
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The Headlights, when you try to start, do they dim or remain bright?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:41 PM
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Sorry, they remain bright
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So, then something is going wrong with the sequence of engaging/cranking as there is no "draw" from the starter. Again, it's getting past the NSSW if things are clicking.

I would start with the easiest thing, swap the starter relay in the fusebox (maybe 303? that's the IDM I think). If it makes it crank over, because that relay was bad, chances are it's not going to start now that you have a bad relay in the IDM slot)

Next, kinda sounds like it could be the starter itself. Either a bad Bendix or the motor or brush contact with the commutator. I like your thinking of banging it with a hammer to reseat things, it's what I would have done

Maybe take it out, see if it runs on the ground by attaching jumper cables, you should be able to have the Auto Parts Store test it for you too.
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