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Having problems with turning over......

Today when I got off work I went to start my truck and it wouldn't turn over. I had to keep trying for around 30 seconds before it finally started. This happend before about a month ago but started up on my second attempt before and I didn't give it a second thought. What really scared me was when I was attempting to start it, I heard a split second grinding noise come from the engine.

I know it's overdue for an oil change pretty bad, so I made an appt to get one tomorrow. Could old oil cause this? I checked the levels and they were all fine. I noticed after my failed attempt only 2 lights showed up, the engine light and the oil light. When it's started no lights are on. Sorry not very auto savvy and was just curious what could cause this. Thanks

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  • crazywulfy Jan 19, 2009

    It would be the first or second question. When turning the key it would roll over (sound like it's about to start), but wouldn't start. I'm not too sure what a starter sounds like when it's wineing, but I did have to keep on and off the key until it started. Last time I had to keep the key on for about 30 seconds before it finally started. Sorry once again I don't know anything about autos, basically just know how to check fluid levels and change a tire :/ Thanks for the help



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When you turn the key, what do you hear?
1. nothing
2. click, or starter grinding.
3. starter cranking (motor turning, but not running)

1. Bad ignition switch or corroded battery terminals
2. Corroded battery terminals or bad starter
3. Fuel system problem.

The grinding noise is because your starter is not fully engaging the flywheel. Probably a bad starter.

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Do you mean engine rolled over or cranked over and would not start?or is it that the starter would just click? or did starter sound like it was wineing and you had to keep on and off the key until it findley started? if any of your answers to thies questions is yes (except first question) its time for a new starter. as far as the grinding noise don't worry about it, that's what makes me believe its the starter. install new starter, problem solved.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • ccn7 Jan 20, 2009

    now from what you say it sounds more like fuel problem, take it to a shop you can trust, and have them run a fuel pressure chk. before you burn up the starter. and also have them chk. starter. don't knock yourself down, most people don't know where the dip stick is let alone how to chk. oil.



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