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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.
Thanks in Advance,