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7.3 diesel-- all lights come on can hear a click on the starter but that is all. Will not start
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Ford Mechanic: Ron W., Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hi there,

So on the twist of the key to start, the radio if on, goes off, and all you hear is a click and no engine cranking. If this is correct let me know.

Sincerely,

Ron Wiggins

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
This is correct.
Ford Mechanic: Ron W., Ford Technician replied 8 years ago

Thanks,

So the first thing to do is, with the trans in neutral(if a manual trans), go to the solenoid on the pass side inner fender and take a old screwdriver or some metal bar across the top of the two large terminals (be careful not to touch ground at the same time) and this should crank the engine. If all you get is a click then you know you have a bad starter. If the engine cranks fine then the probable failed part is the solenoid on the fender itself.

Let me know if you have any further questions on this.

Sincerely,

Ron Wiggins

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Ford Mechanic: Ron W., Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
Hi,
Just wondering if you still need help or not.
If this was helpful please hit the accept button as this is the only way I get any credit here.
Sincerely,
Ron Wiggins
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