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I have a 1999 F250 7.3 Diesel engine and it will not start. All you hear is a clicking noise. That's it. I've replaced both batteries and had the starter checked out which shows it does work. Does anyone know what the problem could be? You can email me at, if preferred.

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  • beetlebob Sep 11, 2009

    sounds like a relay or something clicking. that's all, the starter does not engage because i think whatever is causing the problem is preventing the starter from engaging.

  • beetlebob Sep 11, 2009

    Sounds like a solenoid possibly clicking. The starter doesn't even engage, but it did check good on a bench when I took it in to be checked.

  • beetlebob Sep 11, 2009

    It wound up being the starter after all, even though I had it benched checked last week. I replaced the starter and she's running like she use to.

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    warlock61 May 11, 2010

    what kind of clicking noise? does it sound like the starter is engaging? try removing the drive belt and crank it



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Might want to check the Starter Cellenoid or starter relay located on inner fender on passenger side. You can try and jump the two big terminals with a screw driver. Make sure key is on (on position) and vehicle in Park if automatic and Nuetral if manual.....

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