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Truck will not start, turn the key and click?

I desperately need help, just bought a 2000 f250 yesterday. I drove the truck 200 miles home from where I bought it, made several trips around town and when I jumped in it to go to work tonight it would not start. I checked the voltage to both batteries, 13v, cleaned the connections, verified that the relay clicks when the key is turned, verified the engine wasn't locked up by turning the crank pulley. I have to assume the starter is bad but it's the middle of the night and I'm going nuts. Help PLEASE!http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/ima...lies/dunno.gif
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The relay under the hood clicks? What then happens at the starter itself?

Do you see voltage at the Bendix? How does the yellow wire, that comes from the relay with a blue stripe and throws the starter ON, look at both ends?

Try whacking the starter body itself with a hammer a few times to "reseat" the solenoid and jiggle the commutator.

That's where I'd start
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Still scratching

I checked the voltage coming out of the relay, it was 12.4 with the key in the start position. The voltage at the starter seemed low but with the amount of corrosion on the solenoid it didn't surprise me. I dropped the starter and tried to bench test it. With the ground on the vise, the positive on the larger post, I jumped across to the small post and the starter did nothing. I'm going to take it to the shop in town and have them verify it but I think a new starter will have me back on the road.
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I assumed that the relay wouldn't even respond if it were a neutral safety switch problem.
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Just replaced the starter, all is well. Thanks for the feedback!
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My starter just went out today also
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