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When turn the ignition my truck does all the right things that an initial start does, the battery is good, the starter is good, but the engine doesn't follow through. I am guessing it is bad gas, or a plugged fuel filter, please let me know what you think.

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Run fault codes as it may be a cam/ crank position sensor.

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SOURCE: starting problem, starter doesn't enguage. good starter, battery, celinoid, ignition lock, flex plate.

Have you chk. the starter switch on the steering colume under dash? Or is starter drive kicking in but not engaging teeth in flexplate? If its not engaging teeth on flexplate starter needs to be shimmed, or if its missing the teeth altogether on flexplate or bearly catching the teeth, top of starter nose wear it bolts up needs to be filed down to engage the teeth on flexplate.

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If it doesn't turn over, that tells me the starter is bad.

However, if it is turning over but not running over time, then I would try some starter fluid in the throttle body to see if it runs in lieu of gasoline.

If it does run on starter fluid, then it may have a bad fuel pump.

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A starter solenoid (or starter relay) is the part of an automobile which relays a large electric current to the starter motor, which in turn sets the engine in motion .In many vehicles the solenoid also engages the starter pinion with the ring gear of the engine.

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I would interpret your post of "engine won't turn over" as it would not crank. Basically, cranking is accomplished with the starter motor, however, there are other components that could likewise affect the cranking:
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Initially, it might be the starting solenoid or ignition switch.

A backgrounder on the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay (if the vehicle has got one) but more often straight to the starting solenoid. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.

Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
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Might it be that the issue is with the starter system. The starter system is initiated at the ignition switch when the key is turned to start. At this point, the ignition switch then provides +12VDC to a starter relay. The relay is but a remote switch with slightly higher amperage capacity. The starter relay then engages and supplies +12VDC to the staring solenoid. The starting solenoid then performs two (2) functions. It provides the switching action (hundreds amps) from the battery heavy cable to the actual starter motor. The solenoid likewise pushes a small pinion gear along the shaft of the starter motor to engage the ring gear. The ring gear is of course on the edge of the flywheel which in turn is attached to the crankshaft.

Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
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In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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If I understand you right, the problem is at certain times the engine will not crank, that is turn over when you turn they ignition key to START. And at times it will start and run normally. You also posted that you recently had the IGN switch replaced. If I may ask, what was the reason for the replacement? Additionally, it is highly possible that the new switch may be the reason. You can try using a jumper wire to simulate the staring. If jumping the ST terminal to the BAT and the engine will turn, then you have just verified that indeed, it is the new switch, if not then it is something else.

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Starter system problems could be corrected by:
1. check battery, battery cables and connections;
2. charge the battery if required;
3. clean brushes and guides of brush holders of the starter motor;
4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
5. check/replace the armature or field coils if determined to be defective;
6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
7. often it is the big switch that the solenoid activates that looses contacts causing no +12V internally to the motor.
8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.

In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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Given the amount of work to overhaul a starter, you might consider just replacing it if determined to be the culprit. This page might be informative.

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4. clean the commutator and commutator segments;
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6. in some extreme cases it could be the drive pinion or the flywheel gear ring is defective.
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8. Most likely would be a defective starter relay or the IGN switch itself. Relative to this, you might try and check the connectors/terminals and electrical joints.

In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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Given the amount of work to overhaul a starter, you might consider just replacing it. This page might be informative.

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Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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