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My truck is manual transmission, and will not start. the battery is good, the starter is also good, the clutch switch is good, yet my truck still does not start.

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  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    not all trucks are equal , do you know year ? make ? model ? i think it was ford that had a connector problem at the starter



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If all the obvious check out like the battery passing load test and all connections good you need to locate the starter solenoid. Early Fords have them up top usually near the battery...later models have them on the side of the starter motor like the GM's. If you have battery voltage at the solenoid with the key in the start position that will eliminate clutch safety switch and ignition switch. If voltage is good at solenoid problem is a bad solenoid/starter or a bad connection at the solenoid which later Fords are famous for. If no voltage at solenoid with key in the start position problem may be clutch safety switch, ignition switch or connection problem...good luck.

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