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Old 01-26-2015, 10:43 PM
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Came so close, but didn't make it

Hey everyone,

Don't know if anyone remembers me saying this but I told people how we do snow on here and it is with a shovel....

Well our website must of gotten on google or maps or something because or phone has been ringing 4 or 5 times a day during storms from strangers who found the website in my city...

I sold my mowing truck I bought a couple months ago and spent every penny on a big truck with a plow on it...

A 2001 F250 Super Duty with a Curtis plow. NO DEBT, paid cash

I live in CT where we are suppose to get a bunch of snow tomorrow.

Just picked up the truck last night and when I arrived at my house the thing died. I charged the battery, replaced battery... Doesn't start. Replaced alternator and now it just clicks.

Hoping I tripped a relay will check it tomorrow... But looking like it won't get fixed by the snow storm. Most likely a starter problem

Any suggestions? Looks like were back to the shovels in this snow storm
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:49 PM
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Yeah I would check the starter to see if that had gone bad.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:50 PM
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You think that plow set up might have an electrical shortage problem?

That's what is really worrying me in the back of my mind...
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:10 PM
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The plow could cause an electrical problem, for sure. But if you bought it with the plow already on it, I'd be shocked if it suddenly just malfunctioned. The starter seems the most logical.

If you know where it is (passenger side, just behind the front tire.. Follow the battery cable) hit it with a hammer. No joke. Hit it, try to start it. If it starts, you know it was the starter and you need to replace it. Real easy to do it yourself if you're patient.

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:27 PM
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Hey everyone,

Don't know if anyone remembers me saying this but I told people how we do snow on here and it is with a shovel....

Well our website must of gotten on google or maps or something because or phone has been ringing 4 or 5 times a day during storms from strangers who found the website in my city...

I sold my mowing truck I bought a couple months ago and spent every penny on a big truck with a plow on it...

A 2001 F250 Super Duty with a Curtis plow. NO DEBT, paid cash

I live in CT where we are suppose to get a bunch of snow tomorrow.

Just picked up the truck last night and when I arrived at my house the thing died. I charged the battery, replaced battery... Doesn't start. Replaced alternator and now it just clicks.

Hoping I tripped a relay will check it tomorrow... But looking like it won't get fixed by the snow storm. Most likely a starter problem

Any suggestions? Looks like were back to the shovels in this snow storm
Nice truck man!!! It sounds like a starter problem to me
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:10 AM
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It needs a new solenoid. And check that the ground is solid.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:19 AM
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We got about a foot on the ground right now. Going to go out check the relay quick then take out the starter to bring it in to auto zone, they have one in stock.

There is a traffic ban and I don't think plows are even out. Haven't heard One all night.

Auto Zone told me there still coming in with the snow. They open at 8am.

Guess the price I paid for the truck. It has 200k on it.
I knew it was too good to be true when it died in my driveway lol
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:05 AM
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I have had one SOLID rule about buying trucks since Snow Plowing is a means to and end for our company. And that is - Never buy a truck that has a plow on it or has been used to plow snow..
I am not being a smart azzz, just my rule. It sounds like a starter. Of course you can check all ground wires, battery cables, etc. I hope you get it running so you can make some of that extra money you are spending back...

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Old 01-27-2015, 08:24 AM
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Thanks man! We have a travel ban here so hopefully I can sneak my car over to Auto Zone if they are open lol
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:44 AM
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Man that sounds like solenoid problems, however your efforts will be rewarding. Do'nt take this the wrong way...your are in "cash cow" weather conditions. Consider this only consider it call the seller and ask what migth, could or needs to be attended to. Do not sound angry or accusitory, just try to get the information you need immediately to start cashing in on the snow. Also try to find out were it was usually serviced for further advise. I hope by the time you read this you have resolve the problem. Be safe and get paid!
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