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Old 01-10-2013, 03:41 PM
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Battery, Solenoid or what is this?

First post on forum but I have been a reader for a long time. I have a 1999 F350 7.3L. I have done my best to figure out this problem through the forums but haven't come to a solution because of my ignorance of this motor. I bought this truck this summer so I am only somewhat familiar with it.

Here is the problem. I started hearing a clicking noise on a cold Colorado morning about two weeks ago waiting for the glow plugs to warm. I followed the noise to a device mounted to the inside of the engine on the passenger side front wheel. I beleive its the starter solenoid but I really don't know.

Today I heard the same click but then the clicking continued very slightly to a green connector behind the turbo cover. It looks like another solenoid. I have no idea what this is.

I have yellow Optima batteries dated 4/09 and 5/09. My guage indicates that the battery power is normal when starting. I can turn the engine but it doesn't start. I can send pics for a better description but I am at a loss for a solution.

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That is a pic of your vacuum pump.
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Vacuum pump.
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Thank you for the quick reply. I will change it out tomorrow morning and let you know how it goes. This does bring up another issue. I have a wooshing/sucking sound in the morning when the engine is cold. It continues until the engine is moderately warm. I have changed the Exhaust Backflow Pressure sensor and tube hoping it would stop the wooshing sound but it didn't. Could the two items be related?

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How do you know the pump is bad.?

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Winter Operation, Hard Starting, Hissing Sound Etc...

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:56 PM
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jesilvas I can't thank you enough for the link. Great advice. I will first address the battery issue. Maybe they are at their lifes end. The clicking noise is commming from my vacuum. I thought that meant it was bad but very well maybe not getting enough from the batteries. I will follow up in the morning after battery upgrade
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Not a problem.
When you load test the batteries, be sure to do it without them joined in parallel.

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jesilvas I can't thank you enough for the link. Great advice. I will first address the battery issue. Maybe they are at their lifes end. The clicking noise is commming from my vacuum. I thought that meant it was bad but very well maybe not getting enough from the batteries. I will follow up in the morning after battery upgrade
pull one of the vacuum lines out of the vacuum reservoir. start the truck. walk up to the vacuum pump and listen for it's operation. with the vacuum line removed, the pump should be coming on
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The wooshing is the ebpv cycling to help warm up your engine, is normal for it to do that. Secondly if your heater controls are able to blow from vents when you select it, the pump is good. Lastly, that little **** is 130.00 so don't replace if it isn't bad!!


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