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'00 F350 STARTER KEEPS STICKING
I'm new to the forums here and in need of some help quickly to correct a major problem with my rig and get it moved out of the street. I have a 2000 f350 with a 7.3 in it and it has given me this same problem twice now. It cranks over and tries to start but never actually does, and the starter refuses to kick off until it drains both batteries completely dead. I can pull the key out and it still cranks, and the only wat to get it to quit is to let the batteries drain down. It does it so fast I don't have time to pull the cables off before they're dead.
The solenoid on the fender is a week old, the starter is a month old (had to replace it last time this happened) and almost all of the wiring in the starting circuit has been replaced (had some insulation damage and mouse chews).
Last time it did this I spent a week checking circuits and rewiring everything and it ran perfectly until now. I am out of ideas here and the city is griping for me to move it out of the street from in front of my friend's house where I came to visit.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as I'm stumped. Thanks in advance to anyone who could help me solve this problem.