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Old 02-02-2002, 07:26 AM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
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Starter or Switch?

Trying to figure if the problem with my Dodge is the starter or switch...first start of the day, turn the key, either you get nothing until the 2nd or 3rd try or sometimes just a click, like the battery's dead or something, then it cranks over and starts right up. All lights and dash indicators light normally.

Help me isolate the starter or the ignition switch under the column, or just change out both?
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Old 02-02-2002, 11:39 AM
CT18fireman CT18fireman is offline
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Does that truck have a seperate solenoid for the starter or is it part of the starter itself?

I would first check all the connections. I will assume that you have and they are all clean and secure. If the solenoid is seperate I would try that, it is cheap and easy to do. If not I would replace the starter. Ignition switches seldom go bad. I don't think the switch is your problem.
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Old 02-02-2002, 11:41 AM
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dan deutekom dan deutekom is offline
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Sounds more like a bad connection. Clean your battery cables, and check the ground strap to the engine. Make sure the connection is clean. Bad grounds can quite often cause this type of problem.
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