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1997 7.3L F250 wont start

I am currently deployed overseas and I left my 1997 7.3L Powerstroke F-250 in the care of my girlfriend. I know, that was my first mistake. But I had no one else to take care of it and starting it up and driving it every couple of weeks did not seem like too big of a task. Well 6 weeks into my deployment I finally guilted her into actually starting my truck up. I didn't think there would be a problem because it started and ran just fine when I left (I had just taken it on a 6 hour roadtrip). I also added some diesel 911 so the fuel would not turn to gel after sitting for a while. Currently she can not start the vehicle for me. I think it's the batteries. They have never been that strong, and when she turns the ignition, I can hear a click click click click click noise which sounds like a battery issue to me. I had her try to jump it, but no luck. Anyone have any ideas what it might be or what could fix it? I'd prefer if my truck didn't sit there the whole time I am deployed and have a lot of issues when I get back. Thanks!
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Re: 1997 7.3L F250 wont start

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I am currently deployed overseas and I left my 1997 7.3L Powerstroke F-250 in the care of my girlfriend. I know, that was my first mistake. But I had no one else to take care of it and starting it up and driving it every couple of weeks did not seem like too big of a task. Well 6 weeks into my deployment I finally guilted her into actually starting my truck up. I didn't think there would be a problem because it started and ran just fine when I left (I had just taken it on a 6 hour roadtrip). I also added some diesel 911 so the fuel would not turn to gel after sitting for a while. Currently she can not start the vehicle for me. I think it's the batteries. They have never been that strong, and when she turns the ignition, I can hear a click click click click click noise which sounds like a battery issue to me. I had her try to jump it, but no luck. Anyone have any ideas what it might be or what could fix it? I'd prefer if my truck didn't sit there the whole time I am deployed and have a lot of issues when I get back. Thanks!
see if she can put a battery charger on it or if she can get someone to do it for her and charge it for a while and try to restart

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