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no crank, no start...

looking for help...

replaced oil cooler and stc fitting last week. drove the truck a lot... including a 400 mile trip pulling a 14,000# camper. no problems.

truck sat for a week. went to start it today and I've got nothing. Lights turn on, dash lights up... things seem to be cycling when i turn it to the 'on' position -- but when i got to crank i get nothing but a faint click. batteries are at 12.5v. all fuses look good.

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update:

tried jumping the starter by touching the yellow/green wire to the battery and all i get is a click. also tried smacking the starter a few times with a hammer
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Check the pancake solenoid on the passenger fender. Also try turning the motor over by hand with a breaker bar the bendix may be stuck in the flywheel, smaking the starter doesn't allways free it.


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Check the pancake solenoid on the passenger fender. Also try turning the motor over by hand with a breaker bar the bendix may be stuck in the flywheel, smaking the starter doesn't allways free it.
thanks for the thoughts dannyboy --- what should i be looking at for the pancake solenoid? if it has power?

is the camshaft easy to get to if i were to try and turn it over by hand?

thanks again.. since i'm getting nothing when i try to power the starter straight from the battery i'm thinking it has to be one of these things right?
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any thoughts? sorry but I'm a bit at a loss -- I don't want to drop the $200 on a new starter if that isn't the problem
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Sorry since you knew the tap the starter trick, you would know the turn the crank trick.

From under the truck feal the inside the bottom pulley(harmonic balancer) for the 3 bolts find a socket that fits and put a ratchet or breaker bar on one of them preferably towards the top and try to roll the engine around at least a 1/2 turn ineither direction should do it, you can also try tapping while you turn. Just do not get crazey with the hammer.

The pancake solenoid will have 2 big studs with big wires and 1 small one.
Batt voltage will be on one side none on the other.
When you turn on the key to crank the small wire should get 12v and the other side should get voltage that then goes to the starter.

I just reread your post if you applied bat volts to the starter with that wire you bypassed all that and the starter should have rolled over. So your either bound up in the flywheel or your starter is dead/frozeup.


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thanks... i'll give it a shot tomorrow and see what happens. was supposed to head out on a trip this weekend... that ain't happening
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I would clean the batt. -/+ posts and cable ends.. I see you have 12.5v where did you check for voltage?

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checked it at the battery
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In the lead post.. just try cleaning all 4 connections

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