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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey my 2000 Excursion 7.3 PSD doesn't want to start. I turn the key and the dash lights up everything sounds normal, lights all work. I go to start it and nothing happens. it won't crank over. I checked all battery connections they're clean and tight, batteries are new as of Nov/09. I got the truck to start by jumpering the solenoid on the PS fender and brought the truck home, so I don't think it's the starter. It was working fine until this afternoon. Sounds like the starter is not getting the signal to start. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 01:36 AM
 
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Replace starter solenoid. Not sure about newer ones, but when I replaced the one on my '80 I payed an extra couple of bucks for the premium solenoid. Brass hardware on the premiums. Good luck. Easy fix too.


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Got home from work and pulled off the small wire on the starter relay on the \p\s fender to test for voltage, found 13-14v when the key was in the on position. put the lead back on the terminal, and just for the heck of it, \i tried starting the truck and it fired right up. Could it be just a dirty connection? Or a short somewhere?
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It could be a connection. But for 20-30 bucks I'd buy a new solenoid too for "peace of mind".


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Agree with FF6.0 -- could just be a dirty connection. Sometimes just smacking the solenoid body with a screwdriver handle will "unstick" the plunger, too.

But since it's cheap and easy to replace, I'd do it just in case. Yours is 10 years old, and electrical parts usually don't get better with age.

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