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post #1 of 3 Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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she ain't cranking and apparently it ain't the battery

so left the 96 7.3 ps in the "'bout to crank" position the other day for a solid hours or so, and wouldn't you know it the batteries appear dead. after trying to jump for a solid 45 minutes, i have her towed to the local ford place in preparation for some other seal work i was getting done. on the initial check up they are telling me that the batteries aren't the issue. it clicks and tries to turn over but then stops cause there ain't no power going through. i'm a mechanical idiot so sorry if i'm not able to give you much more to go on.

my truck savvy friend thinks ford is wrong from their initial assessment (they say it's NOT the batteries). any idea's on what could be happening?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-11-2014, 03:35 PM
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If it was running great before this, and this is something sudden, It is probably one of 3 things..or a combination of any/all of them.
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could possibly be a burned up connection in the starting circuit. also could be corroded batt terminals or ground connections. Your symptoms are kinda vague and could be anything.


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