Last weekend we drove a long way out to buy a Sears freezer on sale. After getting it loaded up we stopped for lunch. When we got back in the truck was dead. New batteries, too. So we got a jump from the restaurant owner. But then I smelled smoke and we stopped. The jumper cables were hot and something was burning. So we called roadside assistance. It was going to take 3 hours! So we called around and found a guy 20 minutes out. He got our truck loaded and off back home. We dropped our truck off at our local hometown repair guy. Turns out it was the starter. They just die on the Ford 350's. This is the 2nd one since we bought this truck used. Other than that it has been a great farm work truck.