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1997 F-250 won't start.

Was hesitating to start yesterday, today it won't start. It seems like the battery is good (dash gage reads okay anyway). I turn the key and you can hear something under the hood contact, but it doesnt turn over.
Any ideas?

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  • nordi9 Jan 10, 2009

    Thanks, I got some help from bunnydawg and it turned out to be the starter. You guys rock!

  • wildlifebb Feb 08, 2009

    V8, 4x4, gas engine, automatic tranny, 85k miles. Stock as far as I
    know. Fine one day, the next day, it just clicks (<-the relay under the
    dash I think). No engagement of any kind in engine compartment. All dash lights
    work, radio
    lights work, ammeter is showing good battery. The power locks randomly
    go up & down by themselves when trying to start. I cleaned the post
    & replaced the ground cable
    post clamp, no go. Tried to jump it, no go. Tried it in neutral, no go.
    Moved gear shift from park to D3 and back, no go. Too wet, snowy, &
    nasty to lay on ground & tap starter without being sure that will
    work, or finding tarp or plastic to lay on. (we just got 5" of snow).
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

  • wildlifebb May 11, 2010

    1997 F250. The solenoid on mine is
    on the passenger side firewall, near the battery, under a plastic
    cover. I crossed the 2 big terminals with a screwdriver and it just
    sparked a little. No spinning or engagement. I did this with the key on
    & off. The fuses under the dash looked good. None of relays on the
    fuse block looked fried or damaged in any way, to the naked eye.

  • Dewey Peggs Oct 01, 2013

    need talk to mecanic

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I assume you have enough gass.

What are the sounds you are hearing.
Does it tick or make the common sound before it starts the engine.

If it ticks and doesn't make the common sound it's plausible you have a problem with your "start engine" (don''t know the english term) or a problem with a fuse.

If it makes the common sound but doesn't start, check all the cables if its fitted. See if the filters are clean (especially the fuel filter).

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