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post #1 of 12 Old 01-16-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Angry 1997 F350 7.3L No crank, just click

My FIL has a 1997 F350 7.3L diesel that he has not drove much in the past year. Upon trying to start it lately, all he has got was a click. We have tried charging the batteries, and jumping it. We replaced the fender mounted solenoid, same result; we then replaced the starter solenoid, same results. We have tried shifting it into neutral, same results.
Batteries are about 18 months old, could it be the batteries are bad? They seem to fully charged, meaning that they are not taking any charge when placed on a charger.

Can anyone help?

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Subscribed, much the same issue with a 04 6.0, click the key 10 or 15 times and it'll crank
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sounds like terminals or a bad ground connection.

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Did you have the starter tested? sounds like you need some help finding where the click is coming from first. It almost sounds like you might have a bad starter or ground cable along the way. check for 13v at the starter terminal and at all three terminals with the key held in the crank position. Should be able to reach it over the top of the frame rail. Check for less than 1 volt between starter case and negative terminal while cranking.
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starter might be stuck try tapping it with a hammer while someone holds key in the start position, crude but effective.

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I have a 07 6.0. It shut off while driving down the highway. No crank #22 fuse blown, replaced fuse blew again. Upluged maf,oil pressure, coolent glowplug,fan, exuast back pressure, sensors,tried to start blew fuse. Uplugged pcm did not blow fuse. Plugged them back in one at a time ok till i plugged in last one closest to cab then fuse blew. Any thoughts anyone? This truck is driving me nuts.
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check all connections , i use to have to tap mine with a hammer while someone tried starting and it worked

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Are you talking about tapping the pcm. Is there any way to test it?
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I think he mean`t the starter.

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Are there any techs on line that could advise me on how to diagnose this problem. This is my work truck and needs to run. Thanks.
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