Starting when hot problem

  • 1984 FORD F-250

I have a truck w/plow and I have a problem with starting it after it is warm/hot. The truck starts fine when it's cold but when it warms up sometimes it will start running a little rough and all the time if I shut it off then or it stalls then I don't have any response from the ignition or sometime I get a clicking sound like if I had a dead battery. I've replaced battery, alternator(upgraded to 100 amp), coil, distributor rotor and cap, starter, ground strap, plugs and plug wires. Still I have this problem. Now the other day I was using the plow and after a while I lost use of the plow movement after using it for about an hour so I shut the truck off and I tried to start it again and I had no response when I turned the key. So I let it sit for about 1 hour and then I tried starting it again and the truck started (a little harder than normal) and when I tried the plow movement it worked also. So I shut it off after about 15 minutes and tried to start it again and I all as I got was clicking noise. The next day it started fine again when it was cold. Please help I don't want to put anymore unnessacery money into this truck I just want to fix the problem and all my ideas are exhausted. By the way the heater don't work and when I try to turn it on the voltage gauge drops. I haven't turn it on since a couple of months ago when I found out it didn't work. I don't think this has anything to do with my major problem but I want to give all the info I can hoping that someone can help me. Thank you so much Danny

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Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 12:44 AM

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It sounds like the starter or starter relay. Be sure the relay is getting 12 volts to the trigger (small wire) If it is then have someone crank it and test for 12 volts on the cable to the starter. If under then replace the starter solenoid

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Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 8:23 AM

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