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Engine wont start

For the second time in two weeks my '00 F250 wont start after a rainy day here in northern Mich. It turns over fine but I can hear a rapid clicking noise coming from behind the center of the dash. I dont hear this noise on normal start up. Any ideas what might be causing this?

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Isnt that what a dead battery sounds like?

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i would check both batts with a voltmeter if they are not strong enough the truck will not start,but it can still turn over also check codes they are the next place i would go if the batts are good
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Had to leave the truck at work so I'll have to go back later. It did this same thing two weeks ago, but it started up fine after I left it alone for about 20 minutes. I drove it through some slush and big puddles to get to a job site just 2 hour prior to the no start. Could moisture be messing with something?

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Its possible the IDM or injector driver module is getting wet. Check all your electrical connections on the firewall as well

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Well, it's morning now and the 12 deg. overnight temps with no place to plug the truck in have made it too difficult for the batterys to turn the engine over. I'm going to go out during my work break and change the fuel filter just to eliminate that as the problem. Then I'm going to try to jump strat it.
I had the IDM replace once already under warranty at about 30,000 mi. I've got 116,000 mi. now. The truck had the same strating problem back then. I need to find someone that can pull up my codes.

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Filter change dosent seem to have helped. I did find a little icy gunk on the lower side of the filter screen tho. Tried jumping it with a friends truck but the engine is so cold it's still having a hard time turning over. I'm still getting the rapid clicking noise in my dash too. I dont hear that noise on normal starts. Its not coming from my GPM, although my GPM does click when I turn on the ignition. I'll probably put in new batteries after work but I dont think thats my problem. Any ideas where I should start trouble shooting?

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CPS mine would do the same thing when wet. Check the recall for a new one.
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Yeah, I havent had that replaced yet. Now I have to just get the truck there

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Sounds like a voltage problem or dead batteries. You truck should turn over fine with good batteries. I have started no problems this winter in -3 temps without plugging in. Check your batteries and all connections.

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