Question about 1987 Ford F 250
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). 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.
On the fender well near the battery is the starter relay using a wrench or screwdriver try jumping the two large terminals and see if it starts if it still does not make sure that where the ground cable attaches to the motor is tight, if it is even 1/2 turn lose could cause no start problem.
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