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Starting slow My truck is starting like the battery is very low buti can't even get the starter to engage by connecting the posts on my starter with a screw driver.

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  • CowboyJohn19 Nov 05, 2008

    That helped but now its turning over but its acting like it doesn't have a spark the timing is good and i have checked all of the plugs and they are all getting a spark.

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Sounds like starter motor needs cleaning.Remove and give a good spray with wd 40 along the shaft clean any burnt on grease etc. regrease and refit if problem has not disappeared right away replace starter motor as windings are failing

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    Andy Bathgate Nov 12, 2008

    if each cylinder has a strong spark, it has to be lacking in the fuel system, try removing the air filter and hold your hand over the top of the carb (but dont seal) and get someone to turn engine this is a good way to clear carb jets and also evaluate the dirty air filter possibility.if it doesnt start, next check presence of fuel at plugs, no fuel then check for in line fuel filter, if none or ok then suspect fuel pump.

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