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Truck Wouldnt start, then did...

ok so i was at work this morning and we ended up not working because its raining so hard, so i go to start my truck and nothing... try again, nothing... i get out of my truck and as soon as i take my foot off the brake i hear this really quick clicking sound, when i put my foot back on the brake it goes away...

so i try to start my truck like 5 times and give up...pop the hood and my battery is still 'green' so wtf, i get back in and it starts to turn over, try again and it starts....

any ideas? is my starter going?
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Almost sounds like its rain related, like something got wet and the clicking could be electriciy arcing? Idk i know its a long shot, but i've had problems before when stuff gets wet.
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Sounds more like bad battery cable connection.
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My Focus I used to have did that. The relay that turns on the fuel pump was bad.
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ok well happened again this morning.... any one had any ideas?... im thinking that it might be something getting shorted by the rain because the battery isnt being drained since my truck started fine 10 hours later when i left work
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check your grounds, check the connections going to the batter. Not just to make sure they are tight but check the battery terminals to the actual cables.
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so today i put my turn signal on and stereo shut off.... odd.... so im going to check all the wires from my battery because it has to be something with that... i might just have to take it in and get raped but atleast ill have it fixed
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turned on a/c today and the whole truck shut down.... any help? im amazed that dumbass threads get more replies then an actual problem, not surprising though
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dude it sounds like a bad ground somewhere..
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Mine did that when the battery ground got corroded (the ground to the chassis, not at the battery).
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Mine did that when the battery ground got corroded (the ground to the chassis, not at the battery).
did you just follow the cable? where did it get grounded on the frame?
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did you just follow the cable? where did it get grounded on the frame?
Its a foot away from the battery on the front of the truck, its seriously right there. Right behind the headlight.
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ok so i disconnected and cleaned the positive and negative posts and the fasteners that go around them... the positive had tons of corrosion build up around it so i got that all cleaned off... then i unbolted both grounds and cleaned the contacts so well see how it goes... thats for your help noah
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