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Old 04-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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2002 F250 7.3psd wont crank

Im in a hurry so excuse typos and rambling. Horrible way to start a morning. go out to truck and instead of the quick spinning and rumble of a solid start, i get nothing more than a barage of clicking when i turn the key to start. battery light was on. all other lights were on and working fine. batterys were load tested no more than 2 months ago. starter was replaced (twice... FML) two weeks ago. on saturday i did have the stereo on loud for about 90 min while tailgating. started up fine after and for 4 times after that so i doubt that is related. i only had about 1 min to look at the situation as i needed to hop out of the truck and get in the car with fioncee. i cant belive the batteries would go from fine to bad that quickly. as i drove it yesterday without issues. the engine may have cranked over VERY slowly but i dont promise that. any help would be greatlyt appriceiated
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply and I'll check when I get home.


I should also warn that I'm very new to diesels
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:15 AM
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More info- had to go to the inlaws last night so i didnt have any time to look into the problem, but i did have time to go out and try to start it again. this time i payed a little more attention. when turning to the first click, all teh guages were bounching up and down, the warning lights were all flickering out of control. when turning to start, nothing but clicks. any ideas where to start?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:30 PM
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Throw a meter on the batteries. Sounds like low voltage to me. After checking the batteries, check all the cables for fit and condition.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:16 PM
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any ideas where to start?
Yea,,, what's the connection, by the AirBox, that feeds the fuseable links to the fuse box look like? (the one I linked you to)
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:22 PM
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jump start, if that dont work starter is bad...
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:28 PM
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thans for the replys guys. ill check that box tonight NoRalPh. Ill also check the batteries. I doubt its the starter, but ill check that as well. Fingers crossed extra hard as this morning my motorcycle didnt like to start either, and its ALWAYS been reliable.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:16 AM
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batteries.... thank you. hard to believe that after being tested two months ago they were fine. put a volt meter on them after i diconnected them last night and both ready 10.5. took them to the auto parts store for load testing and both failed. $300 dollars later im walking out with pair of batteries. im hoping its just the batteries and no the alternator. ill remove that before i drive it too much and have it tested. somehwat happy it was something simple and easy and didnt need to track anything down. thanks for the help
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:13 PM
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My gauges did the same thing, then both batteries and alternator=$500 trip to parts store.
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