Question about 2004 Ford F250
My '04 f250 (brand new battery) wont start until i jump it. it cranks like crazy, but wont run until it gets a jump.
Sounds to me like you might have one of two problems, and one is an easy fix, while the other might require a mechanic.
Option 1: Check Your Cables. If you have a loose ground cable, then you might be able to tighten it and reestablish a good ground. Also, check the wiring to your starter and alternator.
Option 2: Check The Starter Solenoid. This one might require a mechanic. It sounds like your solenoid isn't getting enough juice, or it doesn't have enough capacity to fire it off without added current. If this is the case, get your solenoid checked.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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