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Old 11-28-2009, 09:36 PM
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I tried to start my truck tonight to leave my parents house and it will not start. The starter turns on but it does not sound normal and it just keeps turning. Anybody have this problem? I only have 80,000 miles on the truck. The batteries were tested and are both good. Is it just the starter or could it be something else??
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:54 AM
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Need more info. How cold was it? How long did the truck sit? Do you have any engine mods? Did you check your fuel, on a steep hill with low fuel = fuel starvation?
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:39 AM
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Truck is on level ground. I live in north Texas and it has been in the 40's at night here. It has been sitting for 2-3 days. I have no engine mods. I did have the oil changed on Wednesday of last week. I don't think that is the problem tho. I checked everything and it looks alright. When I turn the key on the truck all I hear is a lot of loud and fast ticking. It may just be the starter but I wonder if anyone else has had a starter go bad after 80000 miles?

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Old 11-29-2009, 04:18 PM
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sounds like a starter relay clicking. how are the batteries?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:42 PM
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Batteries seem like they are good. I tried to jump it just to check but it didn't work. Its getting towed to the dealer tomorrow in the morning.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:05 AM
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Well I feel like an idiot now. I am known by my friends as a "jack of all trades and a master of none." I called a tow truck this morning and he took a look at it and said it was the batteries. He hooked his truck to mine and let it charge for about 10 minutes and it started right up. So I took it to Goodyear and got two brand spankin' new interstate batteries hooked up and the truck cranks right up. So like I said earlier I feel like a tard because I tried to jump it myself and I guess I didn't try hard enough.

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:37 AM
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Don't be hard on yourself, these things take alot of juice to turn over. I use 2 sets of jumper cables whenever I jump a diesel. Chalk it up to a lesson learned.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:10 PM
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Don't be hard on yourself, these things take alot of juice to turn over. I use 2 sets of jumper cables whenever I jump a diesel. Chalk it up to a lesson learned.
That could work!
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:45 PM
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Seems like this is starting to crop up more and more often lately on the forum, with the stock batteries.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:14 AM
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Seems like this is starting to crop up more and more often lately on the forum, with the stock batteries.
Yes it is. Maybe it's time to do some battery maintenance.
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