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Ammeter rises when key...

Ammeter rises when key turn to acc. position, drops after a second after a light relay somewhere in the engine compart. clicks. Newly charged batteries, starter relay works. next turn to start postition results in engaging the bendix, which fails to engage or turn, just taps the ring gear.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

Automatic, in park, brake on, 2wd and yes I believe it has a wheel lock system. 1995 f350 7.3 turbo D.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Turbo?

1995

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

Replacing the batteries. Testing the starter relay.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Ford
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Have you tested the batteries or put them on a charger for a couple of hours? It sounds like the batteries may be dead.

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