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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Truck won't start

So out of no where my truck wont start, it has a new Battery fully charged as well as new terminals. The starter works and cranks over when it is not bolted in place, however when it is mounted it blows the fuse instantly without any solenoid clicking. Just looking for any input before I tear apart the harness to look for a short.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Try another starter first or check the connections to the starter.

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Try bypassing the starter harness with a heavy jumper cable. What fuse is blowing?

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The fuse that keeps blowing is a 50 watt for the whole ignition system and starter. I have torn apart the harness and everything appears to be well. I am going to try new battery terminals as well as continue tracing the wiring up into the dash. I am starting to believe that this brand new starter is faulty even though it appears to be working fine while it is not bolted up to the bell housing.
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Any chance the motor could be hydraulic'd? This would be drastic but you could try turning the motor over with a socket and breaker bar on the crank. If it doesn't turn over by the crankshaft, then pull the spark plugs and then try it again to see what liquid comes out of the cylinders. Good luck...hopefully it's just the starter.


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When you bench tested the starter motor, did you hook up the starter solenoid, or did you just spin the motor itself? The solenoid is built on to the starter in this case.

According to my '07 factory manual, the fuse (40 Amps in my manual) just feeds that solenoid. So I'm guessing the solenoid is shorting out and blowing the fuse, even though the motor part of the starter is okay.

Another possibility is that you might be getting the terminals on the starter mixed up and when you turn the ignition, the starter relay just goes right to ground and blows the fuse. Hey, it could happen ...

So if it is the solenoid, you'd probably be needing a new starter motor. I doubt it would be easy to find the solenoid seperately, unless you went to an auto electric jobber or something.

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Thanks for the input, I have it fixed it just turns out the solenoid on the brand new starter was just faulty and shorting out. $13 bucks later and this solved this headache.
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Good to hear! It sure sucks when new stuff don't work.


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Your telling me, after I pulled apart the wiring harness lol. Oh well the truck is running like a champ now hopefully 3rd time is the charm to pass its E test.
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good luck on e test
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