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Re: starter engine dead???
More than the starter motor it is probably the ignition block. If you have practice servicing your car you can easily test the starter motor, connecting it to battery (ensure you have neutral gear on). More likely you will need to change the ignition barrel, that is usually cause for this problem.
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Starter fluid won't work if the starter won't turn the engine over.
Get the battery load tested...it may not have enough juice to start the truck but have enough to light up the lights
check your fuses and battery connections at the starter. Is the anti theft light flashing? If it is that's your problem. Wait 10 minutes insert the key...wait for the theft light to go out before trying to start.
if that doesn't work you will need to get the starter checked...which means you will have to take it off.
i would say check all the fuses again, both in passenger compartment and under the hood. plus, the mechanic should be responsible for this issue. it also sounds like you battery is not fully charged. i would also suspect, the starter was changed without disconnecting the battery and something was shorted as he installed the starter. good luck
Turning the key to on causes current to flow to light power draws like the fuel pump, ignition, etc. But turning the key to start, causes 10 times that amount of current to go to the starter. So one possibility is that the battery is weak, the battery terminals are dirty, etc., and you just don't have enough current. But another possibility is that the starter is drawing far more current than it should, from something like an internal short, a frozen engine, etc.
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.