is there fuseable link on 1973 fore f250? engine won't crank. good voltage at battery. first attempt to crank clicks once than no juice (gas gauge goes to empty no radio)

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Asked by Sep 21, 2017 at 06:11 PM about the 1973 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have replaced ignition switch, and starter solenoid switch.  truck has been
sitting for a while

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is it getting fuel? spark?

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make sure the batt. is fully charged and terminals are clean and tight , could be the starter if it's getting juice and only clicks . Solenoid is separate from the starter on this ?

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you may have wires shorted out or bad grounds , rodents may have camped out there while it was sitting and they like to chew on wire insulation

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you may be right, i found some nesting material and dog food on engine when i started to check this out. Thanks for the help.

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didn't find any shorted wires but replaced the neg bat cable and the switch to starter cable. Pulled the starter and its was bad. spent most of saturday replacing it ( weighs a ton and is not that easy to get to all bolts). all is well again. thanks for the help.

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