1997 f350 7.3 turbo diesel

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  1. hickory

    hickory Full Member

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    I have a 1997 f350 7.3 turbo diesel that i just put two new batteries in.it ran fine until today i went to start it and it wont turn over there is just a click sound that sounds like it is coming from the starter.does anyone have any suggestions thx
     
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    Did you teat the volts of the battery? Make sure the cables are tight on the batteries? Have some body turn the key and get a solid object and tap the starter if it turns over the starter is going out.
     
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    Is it a one solid sounding click or is it a series of clicks that goes on for as long as the key is in the start position ?
     
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    I posted this video so you won't hit on it that hard.
    Good luck! GMC
     
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    Yea just tap it don't slam a good hit on it or will bust. Why I said tap it.

    I helped a lady one night in a walmart parking lot her truck wouln't start tried jumping even swapped in my battery no go so put her battery back in and for kicks crawled under it tapped the start told her hit the ket and fired up. She was esstatic. She was what did you do to make it start. Told her starter going out just don't shut it off till she home and needs to replace her start. She was happy I was there at the right time. Felt good to get her going with my knowledge.
     
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    That is, to me, what life is all about. Sometimes someone will try to pay Me, I do not accept that. If they try to argue with me about it, I tell them, you are taking away My blessing to you. That usually ends that.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Good on You D.R. for helping Her out. Random acts of kindness such as that do not go unnoticed.
     
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    Well I couldn't just walk by and drive off knowing she was stranded. I couldn't live with myself if I did.
     
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    God will Bless You, dirtrider73068 ! You're a true brother, and make us All feel proud. Our shooting group motto:
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    Ok, so r u working? I had an E350 block me in a couple months ago. Yes, it was the starter, but also found when I was under there, the positive, probably 0 gauge had been eater away over time. Also the ground on the smaller battery had been replaced with a 4 gauge, not a 2. These draw way too much also check and repair the positive.
     

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