wouldnt start - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-14-2007, 09:15 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: houston
Posts: 147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cool wouldnt start

help , my 2000 f350 wouldnt start so i checked the batteries and they were low. both batt. were replaced in may2006 with a new altenator also. A friend who has been working on this truck with me has come to the conclusion that the terminals were dirty. no build up of gunk but we charged batt. s and cleaned all terminals and put all back together and she started fine. has anybody heard of the terminal looking clean but having enough resistance not to start truck or recharge batts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-14-2007, 11:37 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Had almost the exact same problem on my old chev 6.5 TD. Batterys were about 2 and a bit years old, and one day no start, looked good on the terminals, put the charger on them and they wouldn't take the charge. Called a local battery shop that had sold me the batteries originaly,and they told me to clean the terminals and try starting the truck again. did that and it fired up no problem. Called them back to find out why, he said he didn't know, but it wasn't an uncommon problem. Could be something the put on the terminals when new, and if not cleaned properly, causes a build up of something on them that blocks the power? who knows.-- but it would be interesting to find out.---Gord
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors