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Question Engine won't crank

I have an '07 F250 6.0 that I bought used and this is my first diesel. It doesn't get driven much and I try to run it every couple of weeks. Anyway, I went out to start it yesterday and after the glow plug light went off I tried to start it. The batteries were low enough that it wouldn't start. However the starter kept trying even after I took the key out! I charged the batteries overnight and now I have lights and the glow plugs heat, the engine won't crank at all. By the way I keep the truck in my heated garage.
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under warranty, i would take it to the dealer

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I wish. The previous owner put 60k miles on it in less than a year.
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Remove the batteries. Charge them up then take them to an autoparts store. Have them tested. If they test bad get a new pair of batteries.


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Check all of your fuses and make sure your batteries are good to go.

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The batteries are fine. I checked the fuses under the dash, but haven't looked at the ones in the engine compartment. Do you think that a fuse is why the starter won't even click?
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I would say that there is other problems that may have led to the dead batteries. If you cranked it then the key was removed and it was still trying to go, then it is NOT the batteries. Must be a short.
First place I would check is if you have a remote start. then from there the solinoid, then starter.
With the key off and out of the truck, it should not want to go.
I actually found my truck running on more then one occasion because of the remote start. Pockets and buttons on a remote aren't a good thing.

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Oh and my remote start has two seperate fuses that control the starter kill/ignition bypass. And they aren't in the normal fuse panels.

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Sounds like the starter solenoid is stuck midway. Try a little vibration therapy.
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Have you tried jumping the the starter solenoid that is next to the battery to see if she will crank?? Yes a fuse can cause the problem. Where are you located?? If you are in Phx let me know and I will give you a hand getting her started.

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