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Truck starts occassionally.

Sometimes starts great, sometimes I have to turn the ignition key several times to get it to fire up. Battery good, all terminals clean.

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  • wiz5416 Sep 12, 2009

    Good morning. I can start my truck numberous times with no problem, however occassionally when I go to start it, I turn the ignition key and all I hear is a click. I keep turning the ignition key several times - still hearing a click until the truck finally starts. Any suggestions where to start looking.?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    When you say you have to turn key several times to get it too fire up, does that mean it's not cranking engine over, or just that it is cranking over, just not starting?

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You need to replace the starter solenoid contacts, or the starter itself.

Note that the starter is UNDER the intake manifold. This is a VERY difficult job, and is not recommended to those who do not have sufficient automotive experience.

If you DO remove the intake, you MUST replace the intake manifold gaskets, or your engine will not run properly, due to air leaks at the intake mating surfaces.

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