1976 wrecker won't crank

Asked by Mar 25, 2016 at 08:14 PM about the 1976 Ford F-350

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck used to run.  Parked for a half year.  Put new battery in.  Light comes on in the cab. turn the key and nothing.  Headlights also do not come on

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5,855

is the crank locked up? did you pull the plugs ...squirt a little penetrating oil in and try to crank? I'd be sure that the engine was not seized~

The engine is not siezed. It appears that there is no power when you turn the key. No click no nothing. The interior light goes on but no headlights

5,855

OK...the battery was not put in properly...the black cable has two connectors..one that goes to the engine block. and the other goes to the chassis~...make sure the ends of the cables are free of corrosion ...these should both be solid and able to carry the needed 50 amps~ the RED cable needs to have the loop what connects to the solenoid able to carry that load too~

5,855

if that don't work...test the voltages around here...~

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