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Old 01-13-2008, 02:13 PM
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Will it help?

There will be no question I am not mechanically inclined after I ask this but I wanted to get that out of the way. My 7.3 is difficult to crank and sometimes impossible to crank when it is freezing or below. I have searched the files and know this is common. It cranks like a champ when I have it plugged up and the GPR checks out fine. Here is my dilemma, sometimes when I am camping in the mountains it is not possible to plug it up and I am stuck there until the temp gets high enough for the thing to crank. My question is, would using a 12/24 volt jump box create enough extra power to solve this problem? I don't want to spend the money on one when I don't need it normally.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:16 PM
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Sounds like your batteries could be weak? Might want to have them load tested
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:25 PM
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+1 for the batteries.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:44 PM
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+2 for the batteries. I live in Montana and spent last winter in Minnesota so it's about as cold as it's gonna get (-30 to -40) and i forgot to plug mine in a few times, but never once did i have ANY trouble starting it. It might crank a little slow at first, but as soon as it started crankin it would start every time.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:26 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll have the batteries load tested. This is the third set of batteries that have been in the truck and this has been a problem since the first set went down. All of the batteries meet Ford's specs. If there are any other ideas, please throw them out there. I'm really aggravated that I have work my plans around a receptacle and extension cord.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:56 AM
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Get some bigger batteries then come in it I always go with 1100cca and they seem to last a bit longer cause in the cold they arent working as hard..
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