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Truck starts fine cold but after you drive it a while and shut it off and try to start it again it is like battery is low solenoid doesn't click just like dead battery play with key on and off and it starts to spin the starter

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  • rsherman3 Mar 16, 2011

    new starter and still does it ground wire on battery terminal will get hot don't know if bad ground

  • rsherman3 Mar 19, 2011

    Turned out the negative terminal had alot of corrosion on the wires where it was imbedded into the lead. replaced the terminal and it has been starting like it should when engine is warmed up and driven a while. thanks for all your input.

  • rsherman3 Mar 25, 2011

    cut the terminal off and cleaned wires and put new terminal on. Heat makes metal expand and with all the corrosion on the wire inside the terminal it was getting a bad ground and that was causing the problem when it was hot.



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Hi, i have exactly the same Problem with my 83 F-250 7,4 Litre.
When i stop the engine after it ran a while, it wont start!! it sounds like a low battery, when i wait some 15minutes it starts again after trying a few times...
No idea what it could be!!
Some ideas pleaaase ;) thanks

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  • pagemaster_1 Mar 24, 2011

    Which wire did you cleaned on the negative wire?? Why does it just makes bad contact when the beast is hot??

  • rsherman3 Mar 25, 2011

    cut the terminal off and cleaned both wires and put new terminal on. The heat in the engine compartment made the terminal expand where the corrosion was inside the terminal making for a bad ground when hot and resistance in wire from trying to start making terminal hotter and ground worse. Haven't had any problem since I replaced terminal.


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Could be starter going bad when it gets hot she won't turn over ...

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  • rsherman3 Mar 16, 2011

    starter is new cause I thought that was prob. changed solenoid still doing it. I found that the ground wire on battery terminal wa s extreme hot. because if I jump it it will fire right up

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    prostreet 55 Mar 16, 2011

    its possible the new starter is bad, go to store and exchange for new one tell them its not working or just buy a new one and return that one. also check and make sure all your wires are hooked up right , ground to frame , ground should not be hot



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