Join Date: May 2006
Location: coastal Maine
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I'm new to the forum, have been reading, but never posted before. Through the forum, I was able to diagnose and fix a CPS a couple of months ago.
I have a 1999 F350 dually with an 11 foot utility body and a 6 speed manual transmission. My problem is that it won't start. The truck got a new alternator in February. The starter showed no signs of any starting problems, except perhaps a little slower to start, but not enough that I was worried about it. I turn the key, all the lights come on, starter sequence is ready to go, one big click, but the truck won't start.
Since I live on an island, accessible by ferry only, having the truck towed is a very costly option. There are no trust-worthy mechanics on island, and where the truck is currently parked, (dead), weighing 10,000 pounds, it would not be easy to get it out of where it is, but not impossible.
My questions are:
Does this sound like a bad starter?
Is there something else that could be the problem?
Is this something I might be able to fix myself, where it is, considering I'm a carpenter, not a mechanic?
Any advice would be appreciated.