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I have a 2008 f350 with a 6.4, truck wouldn't start halfway through a long drive and I'm stuck in a hotel parking lot. I turn the key and nothing happens, faint click but no crank. I charged the batteries, truck isn't throwing any codes, tried tapping the starter and that didn't work. Lights and everything else is working, I need to get this fixed asap.
 

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Do you know if your truck is a job #1 build (Early model)?

Do you know where the clicking is coming from? There is a small starter relay in the battery junction box (Fuse Box) under the hood.

Some codes can't be read from some scanners.
 

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I have a 2008 f350 with a 6.4, truck wouldn't start halfway through a long drive and I'm stuck in a hotel parking lot. I turn the key and nothing happens, faint click but no crank. I charged the batteries, truck isn't throwing any codes, tried tapping the starter and that didn't work. Lights and everything else is working, I need to get this fixed asap.
I had same problem, including the click. After diagnostics was told it was starter but same problem after replacing it. Turned out to be bad terminal on passenger side positive battery cable. Replaced it for $5 and everything has been peachy since.
 

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I don't know what build it is. How would I check?
That is interesting. I pretty much narrowed it down to starter as well, have a new starter I was going to put on in the morning. I replaced both batteries today, didn't think that was the issue but I figured I'd rule it out for good. When I checked volts on a multimeter just now they read low. So the cable could very well explain that.
 

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Click does sound like it is coming from fuse box. Also I checked fuse 72 that would indicate a chafed fuel pump wire and the fuse is good.
 

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Let us know how you made out.

With the key in the start position the brown with green stripe wire on the starter should have 12 volts on it.
 
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