brakes done, need more help..won't start
Well, the brakes got done...a whopping $1,200...I am clean broke, but at least now...I have brakes. Everything's going to be alright...right?
I take her for a quick spin down to the gas station to fill up the tank. I go to start it, when the starter turns over really slowly, and the tach goes to redline. Hmm..weird symptom, so I kill it and take out the key. I'm pretty sure the battery's fine, because my friend put a BRAND NEW ONE in before giving it to me.
I turn the key again...this time it turns over once (really slowly), then stops.
I turn the key again...just a click. f*ck!
I pop the hood, check the battery terminals and spend the next 10 mins jiggling all possible wires, clamps, attachment points, etc. No start.
I have the gas station attendant hook up jumper cables, let the battery charge for a few mins (while his truck is on and mine is off), then try starting my truck again (while his is running).
No dice. Just a click.
I can't do anythign about it, and everyone I know is asleep or not answering their phones. I push the truck into a parking spot and leave it there.
I think what happened is that the starter just died on me. If it clicks, then it makes me think the starter relay works fine. It's the starter that I think is f'd.
I also flipped through the chiltons, and they say it's either the starter relay contacts, starter motor electrical contacts, or the starter motor itself. I'll have to check it out tomorrow under sunlight.