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Old 02-13-2010, 03:55 PM
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I got a 01 with a 360 (5.9) Mag. , sometimes when I turn the key, Nothing,.........wait a little while go back and it may crank, when I say it won't start the starter is not turning the engine over,.....I thought the ignition switch was going bad and replaced it, I have checked battery connection and changed the starter relay with the others in the fuse box, and it still does this, what else is left to check or replace, ? .....it's the only vehicle I have and really need it to be dependable again. Any and all help is appreciated.
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when it won't start, have you tried to jump start it, using another vehicle & jumper cables or a Portable Jump Starter?
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Measure the voltage on the solenoid wire at the starter when it's acting up. You should be within a volt of battery voltage. If that's good and you have battery voltage on the other wire, chack for a voltage drop on the ground side. If you have than less than about .5 drop, replace the starter.

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when it won't start, have you tried to jump start it, using another vehicle & jumper cables or a Portable Jump Starter?
Yes, tried jumping it, It didn't work and the battery is about 6 months old.
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Have you tried thumping on the starter when it won't start? If that wakes it up, bad starter.
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Have you tried thumping on the starter when it won't start? If that wakes it up, bad starter.
yep, tried it , still won't start, waited about 2 hrs, it started, .......could it be the starter solenoid on the starter ?



What has me so puzzled is sometimes it does it and sometimes it don't.

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Could be. Beating on it and getting it to work means the brushes on the starter motor are bad. Beating knocks some of the crap off, but a temporary fix.
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Could be neutral start switch , bad starter , loose or corroded connection , starter relay etc...
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