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Old 05-07-2014, 08:09 PM
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7.3 only cranks sometimes

Hey guys so i have a 2000 7.3 f250. and when i go to start it sometimes it will crank and start and other times it wont crank. it seems like i have to have the PRNDL is the perfect position. Does anyone know what is causing this and how to fix it? thanks so much
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:13 AM
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The selector side (pointer and all) might look to be in "perfect position" but that doesn't mean the switch, located at the transmission, is...

Try other positions like up past P and N and see if that makes a difference (there's a common problem in the linkage where loose bolts cause enough "slop" to cause this).

If not the NSSW (Neutral Safety sw) it could also be the Starter itself. You can sometimes get a temporary "fix" by hammering on the starter motor a bit to reseat things.

What do end-up doing when this happens, to not have to get towed???
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:01 PM
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ok great ill have to look at that. i didnt think it was the starter because when it does get in position it fires right up no problem. i took it to a local shop and then didnt know how to fix it. they have to send it to someone else to get it looked at, so well see what happens
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