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Old 06-05-2018, 04:02 PM   #11
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Kind of a weird problem. Have you checked any voltages? I’d like to know the voltage of the battery as it sits and then the voltage when the problem occurs. For the ground, you’re out nothing but time if you disconnect it can clean all the connection points. I certainly won’t make the problem worse.
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Kind of a weird problem. Have you checked any voltages? Id like to know the voltage of the battery as it sits and then the voltage when the problem occurs. For the ground, youre out nothing but time if you disconnect it can clean all the connection points. I certainly wont make the problem worse.
Haven't checked voltages yet. Will definitely clean the ground. Is there another ground other than the one I can see in the engine bay.

Definitely a weird issue.

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I should add there was a little lead up to this problem. Occasionally the truck would make the shorting out sound and not turn the truck over but not kill all lights either. I would just try again and it would start.
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Im wondering if the sound youre describing is a relay chattering
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It still could be the starter itself. They very well can just die.
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Okay so I finally got my starter ordered and shipped.

I'm in the process of replacing the starter. I've got the bolts out and the ground disconnected but that little clip is giving me trouble.

Any tips to getting that clip off? I sprayed it with brake clean and it's drying now.

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Starter replaced. Didn't fix problem.

Got a test light and found I had power to the ignition switch but no power coming out.

So I replaced the ignition switch but still didn't fix the problem.

Does the key cylinder carry or conduct any electricity? Should I try to replace that?

The battery is charged. All fuses are good. Ignition relay has been replaced. Starter replaced. Ignition switch replaced.

Please help. Running out of ideas.
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Do you have the Factory Service Manual?

There are several pages in the EF & EC section for Hard to Start or Impossible to Start. See Diagnostic Procedure 4 (EF & EC-54), 5 (EF & EC-56), and 6 (EF & EC-57).

https://app.box.com/s/k8zz8kqigim4qe52rci9dmlgw1gt786s
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Do you have the Factory Service Manual?

There are several pages in the EF & EC section for Hard to Start or Impossible to Start. See Diagnostic Procedure 4 (EF & EC-54), 5 (EF & EC-56), and 6 (EF & EC-57).

https://app.box.com/s/k8zz8kqigim4qe52rci9dmlgw1gt786s
I don't have a service manual but will visit your link.

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Old 06-29-2018, 02:32 AM   #20
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if you cross the starter manually does it work? It's worth a check, i have got em bad out of the box before. The shorting noise you heard leads me to bad batt cables tho. They can look fine and be garbage.
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