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Truck will start for two weeks then wont. put a new starter in it ran for two weeks then wont start again. old starter tested bad so replaced it. put a new one in and coil pack ran for few weeks then won't start again like the with the old starter. we checked battery and cables they are fine. when you turn the key you get nothing. we even by passed clutch safety switch.

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    Jonathan S Jun 01, 2010

    May be a bad starter again.I would also try wiggling the harness that goes to the starter and see if it starts.There is a tsb for a similiar condition may not apply to manual transmissions.There is a sensor that goes bad on the transmission that the starter wires run to.If you wiggle these wires and it starts then more then likely the pigtail and sensor need replaced

  • randymanfive Apr 24, 2014

    Pull your computer control module and inspect where all the wires come in. You may have a broken wire(burned off) so it spurratically works, but will eventually quit completely.



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Check alternator output at the alt and at battery also put a test light on the starter solenoid at the little wire on solenoid see if it lights up when turn key ? possible positive or negative cables have good ohm checks but not carrying enough current ?

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