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Old 01-29-2011, 01:59 PM
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Starting issue still

Ok guys, I have had this random click for wayyyyy too long. Everything I can think of has been either replaced over time or in good tested working order. I am curious as to what all our starting systems consist of on these trucks. Is there any major relay involved or such. As far as I can tell wiring looks good, and starter was is fresh rebuild after only being a year old to begin with. Batteries are fully charged and no issue with them. Fender relay is brand new and working correctly, and electrical switch under the sterring wheel is new. I still get a random turn key and CLICK. Nothing, but I can turn the key several times till she just wants to start again, good and strong like nothing is wrong. Any ideas or any relay that could be faulty?
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:08 PM
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I had a similar issue and found out one of my glow plugs dead shorted to the block. My truck would click like I had bad batteries and then would fire and run like normal. What got us to test all glow plugs is my door locks went nuts one time when I went to start it. My mechanic wanted to test all electrical and found two GP's bad. One dead shorted and one broke in the block.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:50 PM
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My ae says gp's are good to go.
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I thought I was having a problem in my van, turned out it was just the trans shifter not compleatly in park... close enough to let the key turn, but not close enough for the trans park safety switch to allow it to start, and I would get a click. Now that I've developed the habit of always 'bottoming out' the shifter in park before I start it, it starts fine.

However, you're being a manual trans, no collumn shifter to blame. Clutch interlock switch maybe?
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:34 PM
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I thought I was having a problem in my van, turned out it was just the trans shifter not compleatly in park... close enough to let the key turn, but not close enough for the trans park safety switch to allow it to start, and I would get a click. Now that I've developed the habit of always 'bottoming out' the shifter in park before I start it, it starts fine.

However, you're being a manual trans, no collumn shifter to blame. Clutch interlock switch maybe?
forgot to mention safety switch and bypassed.
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Can you be more specific when you get this click? And what happens? From the 'off' position, first position unlocks the steering wheel, second is the run position, and the spring loaded 'start' position beyond run... As you go from 'off' to 'run', do you get the normal dash lights/buzzers, gauges activate, and you might hear the vacuum pump under the hood... is it here you get your decribed non-responce situation, or when you turn the key to the 'start' position?
You mention that you bypassed the clutch safety switch? Could your bypass be coming lose?
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:17 PM
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Can you be more specific when you get this click? And what happens? From the 'off' position, first position unlocks the steering wheel, second is the run position, and the spring loaded 'start' position beyond run... As you go from 'off' to 'run', do you get the normal dash lights/buzzers, gauges activate, and you might hear the vacuum pump under the hood... is it here you get your decribed non-responce situation, or when you turn the key to the 'start' position?
You mention that you bypassed the clutch safety switch? Could your bypass be coming lose?
no the bypass is fine and taped up nice and tight. I turn key to let wts light go off. Turn key to fire truck up and click. I am pretty sure it is coming from the starter. when truck does this I can try and jumper the relay under the hood and does the same thing when I make connection between both big post. If I get in the truck and cycle the key on and off a bunch of times the truck will start again eventually.
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