KEY WILL TURN TO THE POINT WHERE ALL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WILL WORK BUT SEEMS NOT TO TURN ENOUGH TO CRANK THE ENGINE. iGNITION IS IS LOOSE BUT HAS BEEN WORKING WITH NO TROUBLE. starter? I dont know where it is located at? tap it? where? need a quick if possible troubleshooting to get the car home at least
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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.
What happens when you try to start it? Do you get any sounds? Have you checked the condition of the battery? If your battery is more than 8 years old it probably doesn't have enough power to crank the engine (but all your other accessories probably work)
Did you just hook this up or was it working before? First batt voltage should not drop below 9.6v under load/cranking, second thing comes too mind is if your running a ballast resistor and where you have pos. wire for point less ignition-before or after ballast resistor alot of pointless ignitions want you to get the power before resistor so the ignition module has enough voltage to work with. also you can check voltage at coil during cranking to see- you need to be above about 7 volts or so. Also little known fact, if you have stater sol. on firewall/fender and you have second small terminal labeled "I" if you connect this directly to coil pos. it will apply full batt to coil during start only-by passing resistor.
I would check the battery first before I started condemning any other
systems. It is possible that it has enough of a charge to make the
lights come on a little but not enough to turn the starter motor. The
starter requires a much larger amount of electricity than the lights.
Have the key and ignition checked! I am assuming that the key has a security chip on it, Right? If so, re-program key at dealership, and if that alone doesn't work, have them check both the key and column.