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Starter About a month ago my truck would not start on first try just clicking noise. Turn off and try again and it cranked right up. No just clicking sound every time and it will not crank. I replaced the starter but still just clicking. All lights and gauges seem to be fine so I don't think it's the battery. I have even tried to jump it but still just clicking.

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Check the connections on your starter and make sure they are tight and corrosion free.. if there is no corrosion and all the connections are tight the the problem is goiung to be that the bendix inside the starter has a flat spot on it causing it to stick and not turn freely... in that case replacing the starter is the the best choice to make..

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SOURCE: Truck will not even crank over to start

Test for voltage at small wires on starter solenoid, by the stud on the starter, when someone trying to start. You should have power to it, or one of them, when key is cycled to start position, and none when you let go. If power there, my guess is your solenoid. May have to take starter off & bench test it. If no power to there, locate that relay you hear clicking,and check it, for constant power source going in, and one or more coming out when key cycled, which should be power source for wire at solenoid on starter.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: When I turn the key to crank my Dodge Ram 2500, nothing happens.

Is this a manual or automatic tranny? I would be looking at the gearshift selector, did you try starting it in neutral, as opposed to park, if it's an auto, and how about a switch on the clutch pedal to prevent starting in gear, if it's a manual? How about wiring to the neutral safety start switch? Any fuses, circuit breakers been checked? What year truck?
I'm just throwing things out there, just to check before you spend any more money that you don't have to.
I could use a battery, right now- got an extra one?
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Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: When I turn the key to crank my Dodge Ram 2500, nothing happens.

your starter solenoid is out. may have even blown a fuse under the hood in the fuse box in front of the driver. i believe it is a 30 amp.

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From your description, the solenoid is defective. The key (start) circuit provides power to the small terminal on the solenoid. With the key off, try shorting the small terminal of the solenoid to the large terminal that has the heavy battery cable attached. If no action, short the small terminal to the solenoid mounting bolt. One of these two actions should operate the solenoid. If nothing, the solenoid coil is open--replace the solenoid. Make sure the frame-to-engine ground-strap is intact and connected tightly on both ends.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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i believe if you remove the steering wheel upper and lower covers, there will be a button to push to allow the removal of the key..as for the no start, the battery light is on because of the alternator. Its faulty. the clicking sound could very well be the starter not having enough power reaching to turn it over again unless you put a power pack on it...try a brand new battery, test the alternator and removed the key..it is possible the the key not shutting off the way, is drawing power from the battery not allowing to start that way, causing what they call a "parasitic drain". charge battery, remove key. try that

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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