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post #1 of 18 Old 08-06-2012, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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No start has power when key is turned it clicks once. Battery light flickered the night before. I checked battery connections and alternator connections. What might be the problem?

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What is the Battery Voltage from post to post and disconnected from the heavy Positive wire? Power in the cab doesn't necessarily mean that you have the 700 or so amps to turn the starter. Battery light means the alternator is not outputting within normal specs.

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Not sure I'm assuming that the alternator is shot

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Both batteries are good what's the next suspected problem?

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Get two heavy screwdrivers (I prefer the Flat to the philips screwdrivers), some leather gloves, torching glasses (or crappy sunglasses) and your keys. Make sure the truck is in park if an Auto or neutral if Manual and turn the key to run. Find the started solenoid on the passenger inner fender wall. Put on the gloves and torching glasses and stand near the starter solenoid. With one screwdriver in each hand pointing down cross your arms and touch only one screwdriver to each solenoid post. Uncross your arms and touch the two screwdrivers together completing the circuit to the starter. It will spark and hopefully start your truck.

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That sounds really stupid

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^^ done that, but with one screw driver across both terminals. Works great for trouble shooting. but if its clicking id look into your batteries. Have you tested the batteries to know they are good or?

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Yes they are read up

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Not stupid. All your doing is bypassing the solenoid. I'm just suggesting that you be very careful when you do it as you potentually are moving 1000 amps.

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I want to test your started solenoid. If it has bad contacts this will tell us. If the truck still won't turn over you have already removed/bypassed the computers control of it. All thats left is a frozen starter or a hydro-locked block

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