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thesoundmaster 09-22-2008 05:41 PM

Truck decided to throw an electrical gremlin today
 
Alright, so I ran to my folks house this morning before heading into work. As I was leaving, I went to start the truck... clicked, and nothing happened. No big deal, this has happened before. So I pop the hood, jump out, and go to wiggle the connections... at this point the positive cable's clamp breaks. Great, so I run to autozone in my folks Exploder, grab a universal clamp, and replace the broken clamp. Go to fire, nothing... worse than before. So my question is this, what could be my issue? Is it possible my battery just went dead, or is that positive wiring harness a one piece deal that I can ONLY order through Ford and pay out the ass for (I ask because I had to replace one in the Bronco and it ran me $79). Any help would be appreciated.

04blackedge 09-22-2008 05:44 PM

Did you try jumping it?

Redrocket 09-22-2008 06:25 PM

check the battery and fuses too

thesoundmaster 09-22-2008 07:10 PM

I'm gunna be putting my new battery in, I was given an optima red top from a friend who's dad used to work at the Optima plant here in town. After that if it still doesn't fire, I'll go from there... see if it's the starter, as the truck has been starting hard the last month or so.

Lord Of War 09-22-2008 08:32 PM

Chucky, since it has been sitting alot I would be willing to bet that your battery has gone bad.

Try jumping it.

thesoundmaster 09-22-2008 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Of War (Post 1067512)
Chucky, since it has been sitting alot I would be willing to bet that your battery has gone bad.

Try jumping it.

It hasn't sat a lot!!! LOL I drive the thing a ton!

Nah, I dunno what it is, gunna throw that optima in... the truck hasn't been starting easy so... i may have killed my starter the more I talk to my mechanic buddy's about the problem

Lord Of War 09-22-2008 08:44 PM

Could your distributor be going bad?

ranger 09-23-2008 07:03 AM

his truck dont have a distributor. that is old school man. Starter probly took a ****.

Fx4wannabe01 09-23-2008 07:09 AM

Juice up that battery, check them battery cables, check those starter wires on the solenoid to see if they be loose, check that alt, then pull the starter and have that checked...etc....let us know, keep us updated.


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