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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
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posted 06-23-2004 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried to start my dad's truck yesterday, it's a 83 F250 with the 300 six cylinder.
The battery immediatly was dead, tried a jump box and it killed it as soon as I turned the key, battery cables were too hot to touch, all of them, even the ground. I'm thinking starter is shorted out.
It's the original starter. Any thoughts.

No big hurry here, he still isn't driving, just wants all his sh** running.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-23-2004 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like a shorted starter to me, too. You could take it apart and probably fix it, it may be a welded brush or something.

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ccode67
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posted 06-24-2004 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I'll put a starter on it, really don't want to mess with this thing, it's pretty nasty in there. Bet he hasn't washed that truck since it was new, it needs a steam cleaning inside and out, but then it wouldn't have any paint left on it.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-26-2004 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you get it fixed?

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ccode67
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posted 06-28-2004 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not yet, too dang hot here, and the fact that he can't drive right now anyway. Truck is parked on a gravel drive in front of the garage, too steep to get it into the garage, I hate sliding around on the ground. Says he wants to fix it in case he has a job come in. he can hardly walk much less climb a ladder to hang a chandelier.

If he does decide to drive, he still has the "PP CRUISER"

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