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Truck wont start

ok so i was driving my truck all day turned it on and off about 3-6 times and it worked flawlessly but then i went home shut it off for about 2 min and it wont start at all....


so i tried to jump it and still nothing then i went and bought a brand new Red cap battery still wont start and now it sounds like the starter is not kicking in i know its not the alternator b/c it would start off the battery.

are their any fuses i should check and if so which ones


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also it made some really strange fast clicking noises before i tried to jump it, it did it with or with out the key in the ignition it sounded like it came from under the steering wheel

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Check the ground cable connections from the battery.Should be 2.One to the engine and one to the body.
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also check the battery connections, make sure they're tight and the wires can't be pulled out of the connections or are super corroded or anything
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Pull the starter and bench test my starter just up and seized up on me one day i that i was doing alot of driving but mack sure you check all the grounds and relays first.
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Pull the starter and bench test my starter just up and seized up on me one day i that i was doing alot of driving but mack sure you check all the grounds and relays first.
where exactly is the starter and i may have found the problem b/c i was looking for the ground connection on the engine bay and i found a lose bracket and it was similar to the one on the body
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i dont know whats wrong i put my moms car up to the new battery let it run for about 6-8 min looked at some more fuses but each time i pulled it out and put the fuse back in i tried to turn it on then i found the right fuse i guess i unplugged it and put the SAME fuse back in and it fires right up .....


so either i had a fuse in the wrong spot or my moms car jumped i really have no idea...................

but none the less its fixed
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Good to hear it's fixed. At least it happened while you were at home and didn't get stuck while out shopping or at work or whatever.
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Good to hear it's fixed. At least it happened while you were at home and didn't get stuck while out shopping or at work or whatever.
ya i got lucky and im just going to assume its a temp fix and replace the starter after all the 6 year old stock battery was still in it i imagine i have the stock start as well
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Just another thing to check.... I've had a lot of intermittent starting problems recently. I found that the positive wire on the starter had a bad connection (had corroded over time). I disconnected the battery, pulled the wire off, cleaned it with a wire brush and some contact cleaner, then re-assembled it all. Turns over without fail every time now.

It's just something cheap and quick to check before parts start getting replaced.
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Just another thing to check.... I've had a lot of intermittent starting problems recently. I found that the positive wire on the starter had a bad connection (had corroded over time). I disconnected the battery, pulled the wire off, cleaned it with a wire brush and some contact cleaner, then re-assembled it all. Turns over without fail every time now.

It's just something cheap and quick to check before parts start getting replaced.
I'll look into it
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