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So I've got a bit of a starting problem... Well lack of starting. Stopped for coffee before work this morning and when I went to leave the truck started, but it sounded like the starter was stuck engaged. So I shut down and tried to restart.... Click click. Nothing. So I got a push start from a nice homeless man in sidney and was on my way. Any thoughts? I checked the wires really quick and didn't see any issues.
 
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Probably the solenoid, its the most common thing to act up. If you open that part up you'll see the contacts, they get worn away and make s***ty contact or stick on.

Pretty easy to replace.
 

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Probably the solenoid, its the most common thing to act up. If you open that part up you'll see the contacts, they get worn away and make s***ty contact or stick on.

Pretty easy to replace.

I second that. Exact same thing happened to me a couple years ago. Problem only showed up at first when the starter was hot from engine running.

Brian Roberts Electric sold me the contacts for super cheap 5-10 bucks or so. Just bring the old ones in to show them.
 
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+1 On BRAE, great guys, did a same day rebuild of my completely fried starter motor!
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Yes, that is the original starter, all 675,000kms of glory
 
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Also, check the power to solenoid from the ignition. As it goes through the system it loses a bit.
I ended up bypassing the truck ignition with a relay to get full 12V direct from the battery with my 12HT.
Flesh electric installed the relay for me, outside of my ability to figure out the correct wiring
 
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Got the starter working again, I just took the solenoid apart, sanded the contacts and lubed everything up. The contacts where pretty worn so I expect to have to replace at some point, but this got me going for now. And free fixes are always my favourite :beer:
 

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