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Old 08-02-2014, 04:44 AM
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was at bar tonight. stop had a couple then went to leave and had not even a click . had lights no turn over. I called a friend when he got their I had
like a dead battery . then he check the cables said pos was real hot
he thinks it was the starter. so he tow me home. we got truck home
even had a cop follow us. I know what you thinking. I live small town.
but anyway we had power steering fluid all over. maybe from tow ?
its a auto trans. he still thanks it starter. I have no lights . when I went start
it. it made 1 click I had lights. now no lights no clicks. any ideals ?
I hope its just starter. I thought even bad starter you still have lights.
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You had power steering fluid all over because Ford C2 pumps will puke all over if you turn the wheel without the pump turning.
This is normal.

As for your dead battery, I'm going to suggest failed alternator.
There is no way for the starter to kill your battery while driving or you are sitting in the bar.

Disconnect the alternator cable from the fender solenoid and fully charge the battery.
Reinstall the battery.
Is there a big spark while attaching the battery cables?

If no,
Put a meter or test light between the battery+ solenoid stud and the detached alternator cable.
Does it light up brightly or the meter show significant amperage?

If so, you have a failed rectifier or the dreaded 2G "fire plug" has shorted to the case.
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starter

it turn out it was the starter. I bought new one. running good. ty for help.
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