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Old September 25th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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97 PSD slow crank

Just bought a 97 PSD and it has 2 good 650cc batteries in it. Had them tested. It is very slow to role over all the time. No matter in the morning or if its is warm. Im thinking the batteries are way too small for the psd or the starter is dieing. What do you all think.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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They need 2 batteries with 1000 cca or higher.

When I bought my 00 F350 it had 2 new batteries that only 500 CA what a BS you only could crank for like 10 sec before it stop crank.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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They need 2 batteries with 1000 cca or higher.

When I bought my 00 F350 it had 2 new batteries that only 500 CA what a BS you only could crank for like 10 sec before it stop crank.
They don't need 1000cca each, they need like 850 or more each, I sell 850 CCA batteries all day long and have never had a slow crank compaint. But 650 CCA seems on the low side,
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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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I would check voltage drops on the cables, and then it would be nice to put an amp clamp on it and see what kind of amps the starter is pulling.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #6
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I would check voltage drops on the cables, and then it would be nice to put an amp clamp on it and see what kind of amps the starter is pulling.
X2 poor connections at the terminals or the starter will decrease amperage.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #7
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I wanted the starter shop guy to do it but he said he does not have the stuff to do it. Kinda bummed. Might stop at local shop tomorrow to see if they can run a quick test for me.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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My white truck had a bad starter when it was cranking slow.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #9
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My white truck had a bad starter when it was cranking slow.
I have had the same happen on my 85, also had a loose/corroded wire on the starter solenoid(fender) cause similar problems.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #10
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I have had the same happen on my 85, also had a loose/corroded wire on the starter solenoid(fender) cause similar problems.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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They don't need 1000cca each, they need like 850 or more each, I sell 850 CCA batteries all day long and have never had a slow crank compaint. But 650 CCA seems on the low side,
X2, thats what we sell at the dealership i work at for replacements for diesels
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Old September 30th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #12
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I have to clean my battery posts, about 2 times a year. They look fine, but after i clean them, the truck starts a lot better.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:57 AM   #13
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I cleaned the battery posts. No change. We load tested the batteries and they held fine. Starter seems to be drawing too much and i will be replacing it this week. If its not that, then ill add a solenoid , and im planning on batteries soon also.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #14
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How did this turn out? Was it the starter, it was on mine
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Old November 29th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #15
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my 2001 did the same thing and it was the starter.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #16
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Yes it was the starter
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