2004 Ford F350 Engine died without warning

Tiny
TREEPLANTER
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  • 2004 FORD F-350
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 34,000 MILES
I own a 2004 F350 dumptruck. It has been a model for reliability. I recently was in the middle of dumping a load of sand when I realized that the dump bed was going very slow. It stopped short of fully extended. This corresponded with the weakening of the engine idle and then the tyruck abruptly shut off. When I turned the key to the on position, all the gauges maxxed out before returning to rest. When I tried to turn the motor over, I get an extremely rapid clicking from the fuse panel area and specifically near the clump of relays. I checked the battery in on position and got 12.84. I disconnected pump motor for dump bed as well. Any ideas?
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 1:21 PM

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Tiny
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Is it a gas engine, a 6.0 or a 7.3? Post back and we'll go from there, but diag is different for all three.
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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Gas. 5.4L. I managed to start this truck last night with a jump. Alternator?
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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Possibly. You can test voltage at the battery terminal while the engine is running and with everything shut down. Running voltage should be around 13.6-13.9 and dead voltage should be 12.4 +/-
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 9:15 PM

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