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Hard Starting and Radio Short

Yesterday morning my truck would not turn over. Got it jumped then started. Took it over to Napa and tested the battery and charging. Battery had low CCA so I bought two new batteries. This morning when I went to start it started hard. At the same time since my radio reset when replacing the batteries, I was trying to adjust the clock and the radio turns off then back on. Not sure if this is a battery or a radio thing.

When I turn key forward to turn on the glow plugs the battery light and Check Gage light stay on. Is this normal? Both lights turn off once the truck turns over.
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This sounds like a classic dirty connection and/or ground. These trucks need a lot of power (amps) to start. You need to have clean grounds and power connections to both batteries and the starter. The clock and radio thing leads me to thing a bad or dirty ground.

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