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Wont start unless jumped or restarted within 30 mins

When trying to turn my truck on only clicking noise under hood and in dash. Sometimes even after key is pulled out clicking noise in dash continues for a couple of seconds. Battery and alternator was check at Advanced Auto parts they say both are good

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    My suv wont start unless its jumped, i got a new battery, tested the alternator using the old postive battery pole test. once the suv is turned off it wont start again unless its jumped, whats the problem ?

  • MIanG Mar 04, 2009

    I had the same problem too recently. I say recently, cause after getting it jump started with a 600 cold cranking amp battery and driving for a while, I started to hear a clanging noise then came loss of compression. Finally made it to the Ford dealer MX shop. I was told I need a new engine due to a loose tensioner which threw my timing out and mis-firing and O2 sensor codes and sludge in my engine. Before I could get a second opinion they tour down my engine and left me with no choice but to either buy their engine or tow my truck away. Every other MX shop mechanic I speak too say tht does not make sense to need a new engine because of anything like that including sludge.

  • gbob59 Mar 06, 2015

    If you have what is called interferance valve engine, a timing belt failure will destroy the upper end of the engine. If they did not have your permission to go into the engine, you may have a reasonable complaint. I would try do connect to Ford customer service.

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I had the same problem, but it wasnt happening every time. Alt and Battery tested good. About 1 month later the alternator went out and I had to have it rebuilt.

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When trying to turn my truck on only clicking noise under hood and in dash. Sometimes even after key is pulled out clicking noise in dash continues for a couple of seconds. Battery and alternator was check at Advanced Auto parts they say both are good

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