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Live in remote area. After hurricane Harvey passed by I got 98 F-150 stuck in mud; neighbor pulled me out. Drove it onto driveway for duration of storms. Later tried starting and found battery apparently dead (after 7 years) and clicking noise under dash, at fuse box, just when opening door. Just got NEW battery & when I tried starting it began clicking, etc. Except for clicking nothing happens. Fuse/s & or relay, or ???

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

It's a BRAND NEW FULLY CHARGED BATTERY and at 70 years old have changed many.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing but changing battery. Since I live in a remote area I would like to get it running to be able to bring in fort servicing; it has 210,000+/- miles on it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nothing I can think of.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

if your having clicking you either have a bad connection faulty wire or starter, I would check voltage at starter and see what your getting there in start position, if everything checks out do a voltage drop test, if that is good you need a starter

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