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Ford f350 7.3 Diesel wont turn over

I have a Ford F350 7.3 diesel that wont start. I started it yesterday, drove to work, went to go to lunch and when i turned the key it barely turned over weeohhh woo woon then wouldnt turn over any more. i thought the battery was dead but i put it on the charger and it wont even turn over at all, just clicks. the clicking sound comes from the center back of the engine. I just replaced the orings for the overflow valve and i hope i didnt dislodge something while doing that.

Please help me unstrand my truck, i really need it this weekend! UGH.
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Is your battery posts clean and tight?


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They look to be clean and tight.
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Battery/batteries or starter.
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There are 2 solenoids. One on the fender, and one on the starter

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Or the battery cables could be bad


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I actually had the same kind of problem the other day. 2001 F250 CCSB, i went to start it in the morning and it started to crank and then went completely dead. I though the batteries had been going bad in the truck and have been meaning to change them. After it went dead the dome lights started flashing and a ticking sound was coming from the drivers left knee area. Got that to stop, popped the hood and checked cables, went back and tried to crank it and it fired right up... Did it later in the day once, and i wiggled the neg. cable on one battery and it fired. Haven't had a problem since. I need to change the batterys and make sure the connections are tight. I read somewhere online someone having similar problems, everyone said battery. The clicking was coming from a relay, and the only problem after this event is the radio doesnt work.... thoughts? am i on the right track...
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I actually had the same kind of problem the other day. 2001 F250 CCSB, i went to start it in the morning and it started to crank and then went completely dead. I though the batteries had been going bad in the truck and have been meaning to change them. After it went dead the dome lights started flashing and a ticking sound was coming from the drivers left knee area. Got that to stop, popped the hood and checked cables, went back and tried to crank it and it fired right up... Did it later in the day once, and i wiggled the neg. cable on one battery and it fired. Haven't had a problem since. I need to change the batterys and make sure the connections are tight. I read somewhere online someone having similar problems, everyone said battery. The clicking was coming from a relay, and the only problem after this event is the radio doesnt work.... thoughts? am i on the right track...
YOU hav e loose cables or a bad connections. Batteries are fine

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I have a Ford F350 7.3 diesel that wont start. I started it yesterday, drove to work, went to go to lunch and when i turned the key it barely turned over weeohhh woo woon then wouldnt turn over any more. i thought the battery was dead but i put it on the charger and it wont even turn over at all, just clicks. the clicking sound comes from the center back of the engine. I just replaced the orings for the overflow valve and i hope i didnt dislodge something while doing that.

Please help me unstrand my truck, i really need it this weekend! UGH.
A charger will NOT start your truck if the battery is that dead. These trucks require too much power to turn over that a typical charger, or even a regular car hooked up to it, will take quite some time of not touching it to give it enough juice to start.
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YES you win the comment of the day Diesel_Brad. This WAS the issue, i removed the cables and cleaned them and the posts with the wire battery cleaner thing(dont know the proper name for it), hooked them back up and didnt even need the charger to start it. YAYYY i got going!!
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