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post #1 of 3 Old 01-23-2014, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question Starter freezing up

Its gotten really cold the last few days and now my starter will only click when I go to start it. But when I crawl under the truck and jump the solenoid for a second to let it spin then get back out and turn the key it will start. Also When I turn the truck off after running it for an bit then turn it back on it will fire right up. It was a brand new starter two years ago. So I guess my starter is freezing up? Anyone have this problem before?

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-23-2014, 02:04 AM
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Check your wiring from the battery to the starter. Also from the solenoid to the starter. But it does sound like you are in for a starter

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As stated double check all the connections. Take the battery cables off and clean everything real well. But it might be time for another starter or batteries possibly.
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