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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I have a 1984 Ford F250 battery tests good but won't turn

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I have a 1984 Ford F250 battery tests good but won't turn over at all
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: Yes it tested good
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes we are trying to fix ourselves. We purchased new starter and the battery tested good. The lights go on but nothing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: We jumped it and let it run for 1/2 hour and drove for a bit and then turned it off and wouldn't start
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

Hi Im David, do you have a multimeter?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

you're going to need one to troubleshoot further. I dont believe in throwing parts at vehicles.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Alright. So that's all I get for $5.00
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

do you want me to tell you to put an alternator in it? apparently the way you and i troubleshoot vehicle problems are too different for me to help you. I will opt out and let someone else help you. good day.

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 10 months ago.

I can try to assist you with this .