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1997 starter relay problems
Every couple times I went to start my truck, I would get a single click and no cranking - attempt it again and it would crank right up. A mechanic friend of mine said it was probably a bad spot in the starter relay on the fender. He gave me one that he knew was good.
I took a picture of the wiring on the original before I took it off to ensure that I had all the wiring correct on the new one. The only thing is that one of the smaller posts was naked and he told me to run a wire from that post to ground.
I installed the new one with the correct wiring and put my ground cable straight to the negative battery terminal just to make sure it would start, it started right up. I then moved the wire to another spot where a couple of other grounds were anchored and went to start and the same click, went back to the battery terminal, click. I ended up putting the old one back on, had a few clicks then it started up again. I think it may have something to do with how I was grounding it. Any thoughts or suggestions?