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Driving Dad's '89 F250. Starter stopped working suddenly. Dad says it's gotta be a connection issue somewhere. Where do I even start looking?

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1.Take off the battery cables,Clean the battery connections with baking soda and water, then a terminal brush. Tighten them back on and try.
2.Loosen and tighten the big cable connected to the starter. Try again.
3.If you'd like to see a spark, take a heavy battery cable and VERY CAREFULLY put the red one on bolt on top of starter then touch battery plus momentarily. the starter will kick if it's ok. if it doesn't it's the starter if you hear it try, but doesn't spin it might be bound up on the flywheel

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The connection right on the starter is famous for causing a no start.
Do you hear a click why turning the key to start?
Then the solenoid is working.....although the connections on it and the battery should be checked too.

Maybe you just need a boost?
If a boost does not make the starter turn and you do have a good "click"....and clean connections may need a starter.

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