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I think starter went out few people stated that the pin associated with the starter was not all the way in the starter and needed to be pushed in more. How would i be able to tell.

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You will have to pull the starter out, and test is yourself or take it to an auto parts store. hope this helped tim

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lights , how about headlights. are they full bright>
checked all fuses in cab and engine bay????????

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how that is wired varies by transmission type and engine size.
both unstated.
but if you login to , you can look an pick that your self
and see that relay,
if present it has 4 pins.
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next is pin3 , if the clutch (M/T) switch is bad, or the A/T park switch is bad this pin fails to go to 0v. and the relay will be dead forever.
of pin 3, Lt-grn wire is not 0v. in park or clutch depressed fix this switch. if its 0v keyon.
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2. the bendix could be messed up

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