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Got a 2004, F350, 6L diesel, won't start. Battery is good,

Customer Question

Got a 2004, F350, 6L diesel, won't start. Battery is good, even with jumper cables, no difference. Will crank once or twice, seems to be very heavy resistance. Starter maybe? Be glad for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome I'm Chris aka Moose

So it will crank but its just slow and weak?

Is the battery voltage good at 12.6 volts?

Whats the temp outside?

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
8 degrees C, some dew in the morning, generally clear and balmy.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Replaced the starter, still very very weak. No indication of starting, what could it be?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Were you able to check the battery voltage? I need to know that prior to declaring the starter bad or another concern like a hydrolocked cylinder or locked up belt driven pulley.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again, I am sorry you were not pleased with my help.

I hate that you paid to get an answer but left, what appears to me, not satisfied.

Just so you know I am still here and available to help any day. We can start over fresh or just pick up where we left off.

Chris