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post #1 of 3 Old 12-17-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Truck struggles to start sometimes

Ok I haven't been on in a long time been working on my new project (89 supra) recently my truck has been starting funny. It has good battery's, it will start up fine cold no problem I will drive it all day go to turn it on sometimes and it seems like it has dead battery's, this happens probably once a week. Then I will go home 20 min later go in the truck and if will fit over perfect.

I checked the battery terminals I don't clean them yet

What would cause it to crank over fast most of time even after sitting for days. But sometimes even with a warm engine it struggles to turn over sometimes..,,

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A bad connection somewhere.
Clean your bat terminsls and every other term on the starting circuit.
this includes between the starter and bellhousing.


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x2 on cleaning the terminals, also check the battery cable terminals, mine had a small crack on one of the ground cables it would just randomly not start, other times it would... that solved my problem, hope it helps and good luck

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