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Battery cable and starter cylinoid gets hot

Battery cable on negative side gets hot and cylinod clicks. truck will not start

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You have a bad starter solenoid. Check with your local auto parts store as well. Some of them test these for free. Good luck to you and thanks for using Fixya!

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Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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