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2008 Ford F350 Diesel Harley truck. has remote start. just

Customer Question

2008 Ford F350 Diesel Harley truck. has remote start. just bought. it was running and starting but without notice refuses to start. batteries good. get relay switch in fuse panel when turned to start but nothing else.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: 55 Miles. yes
JA: What is the model of your '08 Ford?
Customer: F350
JA: Huh?
Customer: Diese
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes trying to drive it.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: jumped the batteries
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Customer: disconnected to reset computer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I an assist you with your question. Are you looking for some possible causes? Do you need a wiring diagram of the starting circuit of your vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems to be security related. I changed out the starter relay with another one. Batteries good. get no response when turning key to start position. The dash lights up as usual.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could there be some security system that's killing it.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

YES, is there is a security light on or flashing when trying to start the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where would it be? the light?
I'm going to the truck for a bit and will be back. my computer is in my office.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

On the dash/instrument cluster

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

If not, I would suspect a bad starter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried beating on the starter and that didn't do any good.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

You would have to verify power at the starter just to be sure. You can use a test light or a voltmeter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I checked power is on the starter side of the fuse able link. I did not test the start fire wire. Does it ground the relay or power it?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

The PCM grounds the starter relay. From there, the contacts inside the relay close and send power down to the starter. Here is a wiring diagram.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did a jmpuer wire to the starter relay on the starter. I connected to ground and power and get no results. Seems the starter died. There is power down at the starter.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 year ago.

Good morning! If there is power going to the starter and the starter is not activating, the starter motor is bad and will need to be replaced.