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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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trouble starting

I have a 2000 7.3 and im having trouble getting it started. if i drive it every day usually no problems but if i skip a day then it will crank and crank and crank and wont fire up. if i hook up a pair of jumper cables up and it'll start. anybody know whats going on?
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Sounds like it could be a bad battery. It takes 2 strong batteries to start them, in most cases. I would have both load tested individually. Even though it seems to be cranking over fast enough to start, it might not be quite enough.

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I agree. Sounds like weak batteries that won't hold a charge for more than a day.
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