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Old 12-22-2009, 12:50 PM
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Exclamation another starting issue

Ok, got one that might be hard....

WTS comes on, so #30 fuse is ok, and a checked it.
Replaced GPR.
Replaced alt about 2 weeks ago.
replaced silinoid on starter 5 weeks ago.
Tried to put charger on one battery and a car jumped the other.
Turn key and it will not crank. The charger was on a 200 amp start.
hit the starter with a hammer and it cranked about a 1/4 turn and back to square one.
Batteries are one year old and still have fluid in them.

The truck has been getting harder to start the past few days, but it was getting colder out..... What else should I be looking at.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:58 PM
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sounds like the starter...especially if you tapped on the starter and it cranked for a second.

Check to make sure all connections are tight at the starter
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:02 PM
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thanks for the post back,

I will try that after dinner, and if that is not the issue, I might try some TNT
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:03 PM
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oh ya, I will have to roll in the mud to do that!!! fun fun, nothing like 33 degree mud!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:06 PM
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i understand...having starting trouble myself.....i lose all power as if the batteries arent hooked up when I turn the key....even in the cab I lose power. Batteries are good, starter is good....got a lose connection somewhere.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:40 AM
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ok, here is what I got done last night..... got the batteries out and the starter. Both tested good..... so I guess i am going to start checking wires.... fun fun...
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ok, made a call to a buddy at a shop, and he said there has been a few PSD's with the same problem, it was the small wire going to the starter. He said pull the old terminal off and put a new one on. If that does not work, replace the wire. For some reason the connection goes bad, and will cause it not to turn over, just tapping the starter was just pure luck. And he said to clean the grounding points for the starter too just for good measure, so that will get done sometime soon when I get the chance (kids take a nap or wife gets home) I will post back on what works....
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BTW, a 200 amp charge isn't enough to turn the truck over.... and depending on the car it wont work. tried to jump start mine with a chevy colbalt, and it stalled the car out
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:11 PM
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ok, got everything back together, and still the same thing.....
cleaned base of starter and mount point for a good ground.... getting power to starter, turn key and get power to wire entering starter, could not test the small wire, it threw sparks at me when I tried...... and wife got pissed at me..... While releaving stress by pounding on the starter, I was charging the batterys just because. For giggles, I tryied, and it tryed to start, it cranked very slow like batteries are dead, but they charged over might, and for about 45 minutes while I put them in to test the starter. On the load test last night, they did not fall below 11 volts, so we know the batteries are good. I am begining to think the starter is fried, and do not have the $200 for the starter.

Well, off to bed now, and debating about sell the truck, already tired of working on it. I bought a diesel for reliablity and towing, not to work on everyday......
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I've had problems with starters for over 2 yrs. now. I got sick of crawling under my truck when it was in the single digits (just my luck that would be when I had to replace my starter). Went through about 4 starters in 2 yrs. I ordered one from DB Electrical Starter-Alternator so far has been the best cranking starter I've had. Of course it was in the teens with a single digit wind chill when I put it in but was well worth it. I hope this helps. Oh and it was about 140.00 shipped. http://www.dbelectrical.com/Items/sn...ND0355%2017802

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