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Old 12-10-2010, 04:20 AM
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Truck wont crank video attached

Hi folks, finally bought myself the truck ive dreamed of for a long time, got it home, and it wont start
I put a voltmeter to batteries last night and got 12.8
12.0 w headlights on
I would think that is enough to crank, but it wont crank.
Im stumped and thinking it has to be a started or a relay, here is a video of me trying to start it
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Can't see vid at work. What year, miles and any mods done the truck is always nice to help figure things out.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:56 AM
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Factory -
AC/PW/PL/PS/PM/CC (CC and PL not working ATM - working on it)
Black over silver - Exterior is probably a 7/10. 9/10 if you take into consideration age and miles.
Grey cloth - Interior is 9/10. Very light wear is the only thing keeping it from 10/10.
Harley badges and running boards.
New brakes all around in the last year.
Rebuilt front end - u-joints, hubs, bearings, steering stab.
New Skyjacker Shocks - Lifetime warranty
New carrier bearing
New driveshaft
Rear diff flushed and resealed
New batteries
New alternator
New NAPA Warrantied starter
New starter solenoid

Aftermarket -
Bed Crane
trailer brake
Hole in bed for gooseneck, liner covers it.
Pre-runner push bar
Off-Road fog lights
Turbo timer
Viper alarm w/electric start.
Autometer gauges - Boost, pyro, tranny in 3 gauge pod.
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Transmission Fully rebuilt by Brockport Transmission (7/2010)
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- WARRANTY good through 7/2014

Vegistroke V3 Vegetable oil kit. I have over $4000 invested into making this truck run on clean waste vegetable oil. It has been burning vegetable oil trouble free since 8/08. I have a couple hundred gallons and a case of filters I can give to the buyer as well as contacts for cheap, clean/filtered oil. This will reduce your cost/mile to almost nothing. Do not fear veggie oil. If filtered and burned properly nothing bad can happen to your motor. Ignore the horror stories you've heard in the past about people blowing up their motors. They were doing it wrong!


I've only ever run synthetic in the motor since I've owned it. All fluids are currently synthetic.

Tuner -
Gearhead TS 6 pos chip - Lifetime free re-burns.

Motor - I can probably answer any and all questions about this motor if you have any.
Rebuild was not necessary, no block damage or head damage. I thought it blew a headgasket but it turned out to be a bad injector o-ring problem with a bad waterpump. Bearings were as expected for miles and were replaced because they were cheap insurance.
Approx 2k on rebuild.

- Rosewood 250cc 200% Injectors w/new o-rings/washers - Very low miles. These will make all the power anyone would want or need. Hybrids are the best injectors made, Rosewood builds the best. These were $3200 new.

The following parts were new :

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Im thinking i have a starter or solenoid problem
I think there is a way to skip a solenoid right? how to i bridge it, where is the starter, ill get under there into the snow with my multimeter
thanks
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Wow that a lot of info. So you have about 2k on a rebuild and run Vegistroke V3 and some Rosewood 250cc 200%

But what year and miles on the clock.
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You can jump the solenoid with a screwdriver, just bridge the gap between the two big posts. Watch out though there is a lot of juice so make sure you aren't touching any metal when you do it.

The starter is at the back of the motor, passenger side. Also check what voltage you are getting from the big cable coming from the engine compartment, that is the cable connected to the battery. I had mine corrode internally and it wouldn't let enough juice through.

It might be worth it to take the starter out and have it tested if possible.

If you are just turning the key and get a click, my bet would be solenoid.
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You can jump the solenoid with a screwdriver, just bridge the gap between the two big posts. Watch out though there is a lot of juice so make sure you aren't touching any metal when you do it.

The starter is at the back of the motor, passenger side. Also check what voltage you are getting from the big cable coming from the engine compartment, that is the cable connected to the battery. I had mine corrode internally and it wouldn't let enough juice through.

It might be worth it to take the starter out and have it tested if possible.

If you are just turning the key and get a click, my bet would be solenoid.
Hello, I went underneath, im getting 10 v to starter
battery is at 12.15
Im thinking it should still crank at 10 v
where is the solenoid, passenger side just back from battery towards firewall.
I see two devices there, which is the solenoid.
Thank you
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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Hello, I went underneath, im getting 10 v to starter
battery is at 12.15
Im thinking it should still crank at 10 v
where is the solenoid, passenger side just back from battery towards firewall.
I see two devices there, which is the solenoid.
Thank you
if anyone can help please let me know, my other car took a ****, and is on the side of the road, I need to take the trailer to go get it before it gets towed
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oh yeah, its 2000 with 165k, 2 k on rebuild
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it cranked
batterys too weak
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A quick test-sounds like you may have,clip a meter on battery and hit the switch and get glow plugs on-that's a good quick test on batteries / connections
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