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post #1 of 17 Old 07-15-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Intermitent No Start

This has happened 4 times to me. I get in my truck to start the truck and all I hear is the solenoid click. I check everything a thousand times and eventually, it just decides to engage the starter. I was thinking it was the starter, but I bridged the starter and it fired right up. That made me think it was the solenoid, but I hear the think click every time. Is there a relay, or another solenoid in line that I am missing? Or could this just be an A) corroded connection or B) shot cable?
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any ideas???

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Just for future reference in the archives, turned out to be a starter motor relay. This is located in the fuse box on the year 2002. Just so other 2002 owners don't have to spilt their harnesses open and re-package them to find out where they were losing their power on start-ups!

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Good to know! I am very surprised to learn how many people do not post the fix for their trucks after being helped by the ORG members...very much appreciated.

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Allright, so this wasn't the fix. I finally had my wife here when it was acting up so I could do a diagnostic on it. The solenoid (on the starter) is clicking, but it wont even engage the starter. Does this mean that I need a new starter cause I am thinking I do.

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Sure sounds like the starter has gone bad! Maybe someone else will come along and give you a 2nd opinion.

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starter is about to crap out. get it replaced or rebuilt.


that exact problem happened to me a few months ago and left me stranded.

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Ya mine did this for like 3 or 4 months then would not turn the truck over at all. But not for sure on this as i have not tested the truck but this is what im thinking. Mine did it more and more till no go at all.

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swapped out the starter. Will post results after a few days when I am sure the problem is resolved in case someone else has this problem. Easy swap except for the 30 or so fire and bites on my back arm and face!

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swapped out the starter. Will post results after a few days when I am sure the problem is resolved in case someone else has this problem. Easy swap except for the 30 or so fire and bites on my back arm and face!
ya those hurt lol. did you get a new or used starter?

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