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It's trying to start itself with out keys. And yes. 2001…

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It's trying to start...

It's trying to start itself with out keys

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes and yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2001 f250 7.3

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I've tried the starter solenoid

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

I don't think so

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago
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Thank you for your question. My name isCustomerand I will be happy to assist you today. I am reviewing the details now.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago

Are you saying the engine cranks over but itself without the key in the ignition?

Does this happen intermittently or all of the time with the battery connected?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
As soon as I connect the battery it does it and it kills battery.
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago

Thank you for that information.

One moment please

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago

If you remove the small wire going to the starter relay, does this problem stop?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'll be right back... I gotta go check it again
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago

ok

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 4 months ago

Were you able to run the test sir?

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