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Old 02-16-2019, 04:51 PM
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2003 e350 just clicks

Got an issue with my 2003 e350 7.3 van. When you turn the key all i get is a distinct click. I did new batteries and a new starter, and the problem persists. No change, im still just getting a click. What do i do next?
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:02 PM
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Check all of your connections. You have a battery under the frame, too.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
Check all of your connections. You have a battery under the frame, too.
everything is new but i guess the existing terminals
could be dirty. Would this clicking condition happen if 1 battery was not making a good connection? Or could the starter spin on only 1 of the batteries
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:33 PM
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I don't know but I'd make sure they were all clean. I also grease mine.
 
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I would check all the ground wires too. Since you are certain you have enough power the grounds are most likely the problem. Is the starter in tight and well grounded to the block? Are the negative cable connections to the block clean and secure?
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:22 PM
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Clean and spray all grounds and terms as well as the starter. New world.

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Old 02-16-2019, 10:09 PM
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The starter would engage on only one battery. On pickups there's a stud (I think under the air cleaner) where the battery cable is joined to the vehicle power cable, the van probably has a similar junction and might be your culprit. If when you turn it to start other stuff shuts off it's an indication of a bad battery cable/main power feed connection. If everything stays on it's an indication that the problem is within the starter circuit.
 
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:53 AM
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Do the 2002-2003 E series have the same connection that the 2002-2003 F series have on the drivers side fender liner where there is a small battery cable attached to 2 fusible links on a post inside a small plastic box? On the F series when this connection goes bad nothing works.
 
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Ended up cleaning the ground from the aux battery to the frame and it worked. The connection was pretty burnt. I smelled something burning the day before this issue started. Thanks for the help!

by the way the lights and stuff stayed on when i turned the key when it was only clicking.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:32 AM
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Good you got it, thanks for the update. I always grease those connections when I have them apart to stave off corrosion in the future.
 
 


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