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Have 89 F-350 7.3diesel with 2 full charged batteries but acts dead when trying to start...am hearing a clicking sound that sounds as if anti theft related

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Check starter circuit relay. you may be hearing the plunger pulling in but the relay cantactors may be burned out.

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I have a 2001 Cadillac deville that will not start when I turn the key it clicks for a few seconds and nothing. The service anti thift soon came on, on the dash the day before the radio stopped working...


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My '99 Ford wagon has been dying in idle for 7 months. Now it won't start, clicks when I turn key but won't start. I've noticed the "theft" light has been on for about 2 weeks when I'm driving, no idea...


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