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starter problem

Well I put a starter on my truck about a month ago, its a brand new starter from napa. Well I've owned the truck for 2 years now, and only had this problem twice and it has now happened twice within the past 2 days. I turn the key and you hear like a grinding/spinning sound instead of the engine cranking. If I pulled the cover around the tq will fluid run out, I dont know of any other way to check the flywheel. Im guessing I have a few teeth missing


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You can pull the cover, nothing will run out

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I know you said its new, but is it really new or are they reman starters?
I wont buy remaned anything from napa anymore after my alternator incident.....3 in 2 days-25 miles total

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they said it was brand new it was like $190 bucks. but today the truck just cranked like dead batteries( lights in cab kept flickering and dimming while trying to start) but then on the fifth try started like normal. Think the starter is junk? I think my block heater element quit working too.


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dyi tymar intake
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Have you checked all your battery connections and cables? Check where the grounds connect on the engine block also.

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they said it was brand new it was like $190 bucks. but today the truck just cranked like dead batteries( lights in cab kept flickering and dimming while trying to start) but then on the fifth try started like normal. Think the starter is junk? I think my block heater element quit working too.
You have bad connections with all that going on and/or a bad battery.

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where are the connections at on the block? well it started after I jiggled the battery terminals. Im figuring I have something loose. but when I put a volt meter on the battery this morning at idle with the lights and heater on it was reading 13.8v. I know there is the bigger wire on the starter goes to the positive terminal of the one battery and does the little wire go to the starter relay?


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Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
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They are bolted with a bracket on the passenger side of block near the crank pulley . Yes the small wire on the starter goes to a solenoid on the passenger inner fender. 13.8 is fine

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Diy intercooled, 6.0 fan, Diy 140v Idm, Isspro Ev gauges
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322000 miles

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would someone happen to have a picture of this?


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Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
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X2 on the bad bat or loose connection. Check voltage when truck isnt running.... My aux volt guage usually reads 18+ when at idle.



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