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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Big problem, no clue...

Ok. My truck has been harder and harder to start all week long. It's a 1997 F-250 Powerstroke. I changed the batteries, no luck. The batterys are losing voltage. It drains the voltage when I charge the batteries. So I am guessing it is grounding out somewhere. It wants to crank, but it only rolls once then dies. Where do I start? Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 03:19 AM
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First, welcome to the Nation.
Second, you posted this in the wrong forum. Not that big of a deal. A post in this forum means you are broke down on the road and need some fast help to get you home. Like I said, not that big of a deal, mostly for future referance.

OK, for your issue.

How fast does it drain the batts. Have you had your batteries load tested. Will your truck start with jumper cables.

Something you might try, might not work. On your glow plug relay, disconnect the big lead coming from the battery, recharge again, see if that helps your problem.




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Have the starter checked also.might get the alternator checked to might have a diode issue.

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Tell you what if you ever have a starter issue and you want an upgrade but don't want to spend a fortune,get you a starter for an 01 s/d with a 7.3 they use the gear reduction/perm. mag starter lets just say it turns over alot better I just like the gear reduction the way it sounds when you hit the key.
Damn thing is lighter and it uses 2 bolts instead of 3 like my stock OBS.

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Thanks Allen,

Gonna remember that when my O'Reilly's reman goes tit's up. I might have to come see you for the replacement. Wonder if it can die next week, let me know when to schedule a starter death in your parking lot.




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Funny you mention that because thats what happened to me last weekend at taco casa's drive thru. Anyway I had a lifetime and I did the upgrade ! Damn the grperm is a nice way to go ! Cost me 4 dollars to upgrade but that is with my employee disc. its like 20-25 dollars difference walk in.Well worth it tho.

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Sounds good to me. How hard is it to fry a starter in O'Reilly's parking lot.




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Jackass

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First, welcome to the Nation.
Second, you posted this in the wrong forum. Not that big of a deal. A post in this forum means you are broke down on the road and need some fast help to get you home. Like I said, not that big of a deal, mostly for future referance.

OK, for your issue.

How fast does it drain the batts. Have you had your batteries load tested. Will your truck start with jumper cables.

Something you might try, might not work. On your glow plug relay, disconnect the big lead coming from the battery, recharge again, see if that helps your problem.
Sorry for hijacking your first post. We are the king hijackers here. As soon as you post back, we promise to get serious again.

Just think of it as a constant bump to keep it on top.




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