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Old 07-15-2019, 12:40 PM
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2008 Will not start (most of time)

Turn key and everthing look fine. But, engine will maybe get slight rotation with starter and that is it, then have to turn key back to try again and get same result.

  • pulled battery had tested at autozone - good
  • clean battery terminals
  • clean cable connectors
  • reconnected and verified good tight connection
Swapped start sol relay with another and it started about 12 times with no issue. Then back to not able to start. Got 2 replacements solenoids from Autozone and change Start Sol relay and Start/Run relay.


Still not starting.
Will try to get time to check starter tonight.


Any thoughts?


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Try tapping on the starter with a hammer as you attempt to starter. Sounds like bad brushes in the starter.

Ideally you would voltage drop the starter power and ground (or jump the power), then verify that power is getting to the solenoid when in crank.
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