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post #1 of 23 Old 07-26-2009, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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clicking in dash

went to start truck today, hadnt been started since friday, cranked but didnt fire. Relit plugs, cranked and started fine. Heard a clicking, almost creaking sound coming from the steering column. Killed it, restarted, same sound.

What could be making this noise? No parts are moving in the steering column, could something electrical be sparking? Im at a loss, long weekend, i couldnt come up with anything what do you guys think?


I know its something new, its loud enough i couldnt have over looked it.

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heres a bump

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Try this,,, next time you hear that clicking (mine did that and this is what I discovered) turn-on your turn signal

If it goes away when you use the turn signal the problem is probably in the 4-Way switch at the top of the column because it has collected dirt in it and causing a poor connection that's unable to properly energize the turn signal relay.

I just took it apart and cleaned the switch and haven't heard it since.

Took me WEEKS to figure it out!
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Have you made anyone mad, lately?
Not that i know of haha!

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Try this,,, next time you hear that clicking (mine did that and this is what I discovered) turn-on your turn signal

If it goes away when you use the turn signal the problem is probably in the 4-Way switch at the top of the column because it has collected dirt in it and causing a poor connection that's unable to properly energize the turn signal relay.

I just took it apart and cleaned the switch and haven't heard it since.

Took me WEEKS to figure it out!
k ill give it a try. thanks!

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clicking

LAST two times i heard that. my batteries went out not long after.

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really?? maybe its time for new bats soon then.

Turned the blinker on, no mas clicking haha.

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CLICKING

I'm not saying that's what it is. how old are your batteries? I'm serious thought the last 2 times. When it happen the first time i thought it was strange. But 4 years later. i heard it again and i was changing batteries in someones parking lot.

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I'm sure the batteries have nothing to do with a dirty 4-Way Flasher switch

Split the column cover to get at the switch and clean & lube it (don't lose the spring!) and you'll be "clickin no more"
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MIND was more of a buzzing when i turn the key on. to heat up the glow plugs. than it would start. than a few days later. barely turn over. than new batteries.

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