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Hi i am having problems starting my truck, i have a 460 motor and recently bought truck. sometimes the starter solinoid will click and sometimes it will not make no noise at all. then i push it approx 5 inches or so and the opposite happens, i checked battery it is fine but negative battery cable overheats immediatly do you think its electrical please , thankyou just a girl /

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Tighten the neg cable, if that doesn't work then you may need to replace the starter.

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First check the battery cables and make sure they are tight on both ends. If they are check the + cable for corrosion clean or replace if necessary. If that all checks fine then you can hit the starter with a hard object and if it starts or turns freely replace the starter. The starter can also be checked at the parts store.
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