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Turn the key get a loud clicking noise no start

Turn the key and all I get is a loud clicking noise and the truck does not start. The head lights work fine and all the lights on the dash seem fine even the open door and key in the ignition tones are as load as normal. If it is the starter where is it located or is there a free mech manual on line that will show me how to remove and replace it. Im a aircraft mechanic all I need is the manual.

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  • Dan Cole
    Dan Cole Jan 15, 2009

    No have not checked the battery yet when my wife gets home I will try to start it with her battery but every thing seems normal when I put the key in the ignition and turn the key over except the truck doesnt start. Like normally when its a dead battery it kinda chugs then dies this doesnt die at all just clicks really loud and the truck doesnt start.

  • Dan Cole
    Dan Cole Jan 20, 2009

    Thanks to josh05magnum I took the battery out of the wifes car and put it into the Expedition to test the battery and the truck started right up. Cost me $70.00 bucks for a new battery at Wally World. Your help is greatly appreciated and you saved me a bunch of money.

    Thanks Again


  • Josh Caine May 11, 2010

    I know with a dying/bad battery, the starter can not get enough power to turn over the engine, and it will click also, yet the headlights and other items work fine. But if it's not the battery, it most likely is the starter.

  • Josh Caine May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the battery for proper volt/amp and connectivity?



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Soildoid is damaged on starter.after a few attempts to start it it may start tho

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  • JIMMY MOHAN Jan 15, 2009

    soildoid is damaged on starter.after a few attempts to start it it may start tho



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