2001-F350-Diesel-Starter Problem - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

1999 to 2016 Super Duty 1999 to 2016 Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty with diesel V8 and gas V8 and V10 engines

2001-F350-Diesel-Starter Problem

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2014, 06:41 PM
desertjim desertjim is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 36
desertjim is starting off with a positive reputation.
2001-F350-Diesel-Starter Problem

Hi Everyone,

When I try to start my truck, all I get is a CLICK down around the starter. I haven't pulled the starter yet because I wanted to ask you folks about it.

My batteries are good! I replaced the starter less than a year ago, I think, but I can't find the paperwork or anything to indicate when or from whom I purchased the starter. BTW, the truck only has 87k on it.

You youngster won't have any idea what I'm about to say here, so go ahead and turn your head . Back in the day, I had to rebuild many solenoids. It was easy! Just take the thing apart and reverse the copper washer which made the contact, and you were off and running again. I haven't looked at or into any solenoid in more than fifty years probably, but the point is.........that's the same sound the starter makes (like it did back then). So...........

1. Does it sound like a solenoid?
2. Do I need to remove the starter to take off the solenoid?
3. Whaddaya think in general?

I'm gonna have a worker of mine who is helping me do a barn addition pull it Monday. I gotta have that sucker running again. Can't go to the flea market to set up without it.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 02:58 AM
1969furd 1969furd is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 490
1969furd is starting off with a positive reputation.
try this. take a hammer, and GENTLY tap on the starter body then try and kick it over see if that works, if not then id try the sylanoid
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Hotrod70d's Avatar
Hotrod70d Hotrod70d is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: steeler nation western pa
Posts: 368
Hotrod70d is starting off with a positive reputation.
If the wires are not corroded at the starter . My have a dead spot in the selenoid. Hitting with a hammer while trying to turn it over is short term to getting it started . Also 2 people are required. Hopefully just the wires. They make acid cleaner in a spray then get a protective coating for wires
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Today's problem: truck wouldnt start while on the job at a customers house. Replaced starter,running Resendiz Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 8 10-18-2016 04:15 PM
F150 Starter circuit electrical: burnt ECM, 2 starters, 1 starter relay bl1989 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 07-07-2016 04:02 AM
Why won't my truck start? Should be in FAQs Janet_W 1997 - 2003 F150 11 10-22-2015 09:04 PM
Starter spins like crazy now! abe 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 03-23-2015 11:26 AM
Starter died? Or solenoid? or?? MackGuy Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 7 01-15-2013 07:44 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

2001, diesel, f350, heavy-duty, solenoid, starter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.