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Cleaned ground wire from battery to frame and motor and cleaned positive connections,but sometimes I still need to adjust positive or negative battery connections to battery to get it to started.Battery cables look good and I'm using a deep cycle battery.Any ideas please thinking of running another ground wire.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 09:26 PM
 
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Welcome aboard. Try tightening the starter bolts a quarter turn or at least enough to move them and if possible the bellhousing bolts near the starter. Check the solenoid on the fender if you have one.

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Thank you Destruction MODERATOR .I'll try and turn my starter bolts and bellhousing bolts enough to move them.I have cleaned connections on solenoid.Thanks again.
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Didn't work,still have bad connection.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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Battery posts are clean and the clamps are clean and tight? Ground cable to engine block connection is clean and tight? Battery voltage is 12.5 volts or higher? If you have a fender mount solenoid, is it clean, tight and overall good condition? Other possibility could be the starter and/or, if it has one, solenoid. Is the engine timed right and in good condition? Transmission to engine alignment? Is the engine seizing? Are the belt driven accessories free and not seized? ie. Water pump, power steering, alternator, A/C compressor, idler pulleys...etc?

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Yes all connections cleaned,I use truck all the time for firewood,but always cleaning battery post to make good connection,positive terminal turns black and Negative terminal gets acid build up on it.Have removed a couple of inches of wires to make sure wire ends are good to battery.Is it a common problem with ford trucks.
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Acid build up is a sign of a leaky battery. Time for a new one. You can grease coat or silicone spray the terminals and fill the cells with distilled water. Walmart 97 cents for a US gallon. that only prolongs the inevitable.

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