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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 23821
Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Wont start ac quit working now wont start ,starter sounds

Customer Question

wont start ac quit working now wont start ,starter sounds like it disengages
JA: Does the engine turn over at all? Is this the original starter?
Customer: yes , started once when jumped yet batteries are charged
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1912 f-550 diesel
JA: What year is your F550?
Customer: 2012 ,sorry
JA: Are you fixing your F550 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet ,just trying to figure out whats a matter with it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes ,is this service gonna cost me ?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

sorry the cost as i seen on screen is $28 , sorry i m just the expert do not handle billing

1- Batteries could be charged ,checking at switch on now ,but are they holding 12 volts under load ,with a voltmeter hooked and looking , at time the igntion switch is a start position still 12 volt or dropping ?

2- have you checked battery cables for being loose or corroded from battery to starter ?

3-do you have a ford scanner or equivalent to retrieve fault codes ?

If you do not mind me asking ,are you looking at fixing this yourself or looking to know the most possible cause of this issue and taking it to repair shop for the work ?

Do you have any prior experience in electrical troubleshooting and testing with a test light for power & ground ?

Do you have a test light & or power probe for testing ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no ,I was directed to ask questions for a $5-00 fee , I do not agree to anything more, Delete me from your list of people needing help, I did not agree to any of this
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

ok no problem ,I understand

we talk to you later