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2005 f350 does not start

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cat320, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    My 2005 f350 diesel does not want to start it does nothing when you turn the key have power all lights gauges work checked all fuses all ok. noticed that a red power cable coming from the passenger side that is connected to a whole bunch of something under the wiring loom gets very hot in the acc/on position. any idea what it might be starter maybe? it ran fin right before this
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Prob b/c that connection is loose. And might be corroded. Remove them, clean and reattach
  3. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Had the same issue. Starter connection was corroded and not allowing truck to start.
  4. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    My truck did that last year. The starter was fine. I pulled into a parking lot and got out in a hurry and the wheels were turned all the way when I turned it off. It acted like it was in gear when I tried to start it. I straightened the steering wheel and shifted the gears back and forth and it freed up and started.
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Bad connection or + batt cable harness that runs down to the starter is corroded. Mine rotted out on my 06 6.0 last winter luckily inbetween storms
  6. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    could be the ac compressor locked up iv had it happen on one of my buddys trucks
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,236

    6.0 starters are notorious for not giving any warning that they're going bad.
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I've put complete cable assy's and starters on pretty much every 6.0 I've had. 2 of each last season alone. I like to run an additional ground cable at the same time for peace of mind. 6.0's are goofy with voltage.