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Parked for 9 months, put in new batteries and it wont start??

I have a 2001 F250 7.3 that has always run great. I parked it for 9 months, both batteries died over that time. I installed 2 new batteries today, when I first turned it over it tried to start a few times, now it just turns over and doesn't try to start. Weather was about 60 degrees outside.
I installed a new fuel filter (just in case) and that didn't help.
The "Wait to start" light is working, it is pumping fuel (I checked when I changed filter).

I put a battery charger on the New batteries about 2 hours ago. Though it turns over good I thought it could be the problem?

What could the problem be?

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Could be CPS, bad fuel, bad oil.



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hpop could be dry.
pull the top plug and see if its empty, if so fill it up about an inch from the top then try it.

also try changing the fuel filter and adding some additive in the tank.

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If you open the fuel bowl drain valve, does anything come out? If not, could be the upstream pump, or plugged fuel filter.
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Air in the system?
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7.3 no power

hi i have a 1999 ford f 250 7.3 new batterys i drove it to work today i go on my lunch break and open my door no power at all completely dead could it be the starter or the alternator any suggustion
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Check Battery terminals
Transmission not set to Park or Neutral
Busted wires in starting Circuit
Starter Jammed

If it's not one of those easy things...could be something worse. Good Luck
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Or short circuit causing drain on the battery (batteries)
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hi i have a 1999 ford f 250 7.3 new batterys i drove it to work today i go on my lunch break and open my door no power at all completely dead could it be the starter or the alternator any suggustion
No power as in no lights anywhere?
If so, start at the batteries, and work your way down the wires.



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