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Truck won't start... HELP!

Well, here we go...
Got in the truck this morning, waited for the WTS light to go off, and tried to start it, and nothing! Up until you turn the key, everything seemed normal. I do believe I noticed that the oil pressure needle didn't go up, but in a rush to get to work, I didn't have time to look at it. Anyone have any idea's? It's been running fine all weekend and up till this morning.


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I'm assuming the WTS actually came on?
When the key is on, does the fuel pump run?
How are your batteries, connections, cable, and starter connection?



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Yea, what does "nothing" mean?

If you mean that nothing at all happens (no crank, no click, no dash lights changing) first thing I would do is to move the shift selector to N. Then, maybe Up & Down from there....
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I'm assuming the WTS actually came on?
When the key is on, does the fuel pump run?
How are your batteries, connections, cable, and starter connection?
Yeah, the WTS came on and went off. I am at work, I'm trying to get my girlfriend to run over there and take a video of the instrument cluster so I can post here and double check to see if there is any pressure.

I'm not sure, I didn't listen for the fuel pump. I do know my Low Fuel light came on the other night, but I never ran out, so I don't think it is a diesel issue, and it hasn't run bad.

Batteries and connections looked good and tight. I haven't checked the starter connection, was thinking about that this morning.


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Yea, what does "nothing" mean?

If you mean that nothing at all happens (no crank, no click, no dash lights changing) first thing I would do is to move the shift selector to N. Then, maybe Up & Down from there....
Yeah, sorry for being vague. There is no crank, no click, no change in dash lights, it's like weather or not you turn the key, nothing any different happens.


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So that Does sound like the signal to activate the starter is being interrupted somewhere (like the NSSW or Clutch Sw in a 6sp). Try moving the selector.....
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Video obviously isn't the best quality and is difficult to see, the girlfriend tried.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6E...U5OWI4YWU5ZGYz


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So just put it in neutral and then try to start it up?


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Yes, like I said 2 hours ago

If the Neutral Safety Switch is out of adjustment (not uncommon) it thinks you're in Gear and blocks the starter from engaging. Try just torquing Up or Down on it while it's in Park too, maybe even Reverse (be careful That one though )
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The indicator isn't al the way up in park either in the video.
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