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My f450 tow truck started bucking and dummie lights

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flickering. Now it won't...
My f450 tow truck started bucking and dummie lights flickering. Now it won't start acted as if no fuel. I have just under half tank right now.
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago
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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Any codes stored?

Can you tell me the ICP pressure while cranking the engine?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't have a scam tool here I'm broke down side of road
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What is icp pressure
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you have any tools with you to do any tests or repairs?

This is going to be hard to near impossible to diag and repair road side.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok let's try this tomorrow morning
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Okay, just reply when ready. I work till 3am and start back up around 11 am

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It seems glow plug relay may be causing problem? Wire to the relay got real hot
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It seems there is a short soneehere? The dummie lights flickering and rapid clicking is not stopping. disconndcted all glow plug relay and another solenoid by that one. Unplugged many bug plugs and it still rapid clicks and lights flicker
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cleaning battery terminals now but don't think they are too bad
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No codes are stored
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you have a volt meter?

Do the headlights shine bright and remain bright while trying to start?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It cranks over fine and headlights are strong
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I do have volt meter
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

With the key in the run position, what is clicking and which lights are flashing?

Do you have a scan tool now?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Relays clicking and dummie lights. Water fuel light, service engine light, sometimes other dummie lights but the clock is never messed with it's always hot the right time
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you have a scan tool now?

All relays are clicking or just one, is it under the dash or under the hood?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Relays under dash and some under hood are clicking. Ignition switch is now replaced erratically. I do have a scan tool now
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Clicking I'd erratically. I have scan tool now
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Are there codes stored?

Fuses 5 an 19 under the dash are both showing constant battery voltage with the key on?

Is this a California truck?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Fuzes 5 and 19 are showing constant voltage. Far as I know it is not a California truck
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Are there codes stored?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Still no codes stored. It ran good but transmission was acting wierd at first though the motor was cutting out here and there. Then it progressed to dying on the road and then to not starting but cranking strong. Seems electrical but no Idea how to find it. Disconnected tons of things to try and eliminate the clicking but no luck.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
One black ground wire bolting to intake got very hot when starting it. At that time it actually started. And glow plug solenoid wire gets very hot Also
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Sorry I do not have time to help on this concern. I am having to repeat my questions to many times to get a response. Opting out now so another can help you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I answered your question three times. There are no codes stored! I realize it's a difficult issue and may be too hard to solve in text but don't blame my responses. Have a good day
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