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It will not start when key is turned.

I have replaced battery, then the key switch with electrical parts as well. I have checked cables and swapped a few relays.I still get nothing when the key turns; the truck does not even try to start.

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Do you hear any clicks from under the hood when you turn the key to the start position. If you don't it means the starter solenoid is either not working or not getting any voltage from the ignition switch. In the whole car's electrical system, the solenoid and/or the starter are among the highest failure rate items.

    See if you can buy a Remote Starter at an auto parts store. It will allow you to bypass everything in the
    ignition/start system. You hook it to your battery and solenoid and it will chek out the cranking portion.


    Good luck Loringh


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Look down at the starter wires there is a fusible link there if it's burnt then the starter will not crank,

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