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1 click, no start, starter tested good

So the title pretty much says it. It's a 95, yesterday went out for work and it clicked, then took and second, then started fine. Got out of work yesterday and it wouldn't start, kept trying for maybe 5 minutes, just kept getting the 1 click, then finally it started right up. Stopped and got fuel, made the mistake of shutting it off, but it fired right back up no prob at all. Now, all I'm getting is the 1 click. I pulled the starter and took it to get tested, and it tested out fine. So I reinstalled and tried again, still just getting the 1 click. Does this mean a bad solenoid on the fender? Or maybe it's the wire? We did have about 5" of rain here over the past couple days, thought maybe that was something to do with it. Anyway, just looking for some advice, thanks guys!

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bad batteries??

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no, batteries look good, even when the key is in the start position my volt meter shows 12+ volts

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did you try to jump the solonoid?

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I didn't yet, not exactly clear on how to go about doing that. Am I jumping the solenoid on the starter or the one on the fender?

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I didn't yet, not exactly clear on how to go about doing that. Am I jumping the solenoid on the starter or the one on the fender?
fender......

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ok... so how do i do it? Just use a screwdriver or wrench and bridge the two terminals? Does the key need to be on or anything? What result should I be looking for?

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ok... so how do i do it? Just use a screwdriver or wrench and bridge the two terminals? Does the key need to be on or anything? What result should I be looking for?
IN PARK,e-bake on ( just to be safe ) so yes jumper with a screwdriver, don't touch the screwdriver the truck should crank and start, if you have the key turned to the "on" position.

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i'll try it out as soon as i finish this sub i'm eating for lunch. But how do you expect me to use the driver to jump the connections without touching it? Just wedge it in there and then turn the key? or turn the key then throw the driver in there? I've been electrocuted before, if I can avoid doing it again that would be great :-) And if that doesn't work then I assume that means it's the wire going to the starter itself?

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sorry, don't touch the METAL part of the screwdriver, my fault.......

So, PARK, E-brake, key to "on"...then use the screwdriver to jump the 2 posts the truck sould crank and start.

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