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Question '96 F-250 Wont start when cold!! HELP!

When cold below 50'F it wont even try to start i hear a click and thats it. If i plug it in it will start sometimes. If i cross starter bolts it will start sometimes. Any Ideas? Im dyin here.
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had the same problem with my 95, im almost positive its your starter solenoid on the passenger side fender, my truck would only start if I jumped the two big bolts on that solenoid, replaced that and it fires right up. Not very expensive either and easy to install.
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Clean al of your battery cable connections, clean the connections on the starter and the starter solenoid. Give it a go... If it won't start, short the lugs on the solenoid. If it then starts, replace that solenoid like jamesh23 said. If it still won't turn over, I would replace the starter.

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