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post #1 of 2 Old 02-02-2014, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Won't start

Hi guys,
I have a 2002 F-250 7.3L. The last couple of weeks the battery light would come on and then go off after a few minutes while driving. I noticed the headlights seemed brighter when it would go off.
Yesterday it cranked fine, drove around for a about 20 minutes, let it sit for a few minutes and when I went to crank it all gauges pegged to the far right for a second then came back to normal but the truck wouldn't start, just a clicking sound for a few seconds. I pulled the alternator, took it to O'riellys but it checked out fine.
I tried jumping it off but, same scenario, i'm going to pull the batteries and have them checked. Would bad batteries cause the gauges to do this?
Thanks for any help
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It sounds like bad batteries to me. You can use a multimeter to test them.
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