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I have a 2004 Ford F 250, while I was washing the truck I also lightly sprayed the engine down. After driving home from the car wash, I parted it. About an hr later I tried to start it again and all I could hear was clicking from the starter this is accompanied by all of my dash lights flickering. After pulling the ignition relay all of my lights light up perfectly but then I'm unable to start the truck. I tried putting cables from my batteries straight to the solenoid with the relay in and out

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Try to boost the battery up! Can you say if the lights go down when you turn the ignition key?in that case is the battery that should be replaced or it is down! Try to boost it for now! Do not touch anything else!
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