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1997 Dodge Ram

Tiny

wagmaster

July, 19, 2013 AT 7:00 AM

Sometimes when I try to start my truck all I get is a click when I turn the key, then sometimes it starts right up, it took me over an hour this morning to start because the click just wouldn't turn the truck motrer, just a click click click, the truch has enough power and I just replaced the battery and alternator a couple of months ago, the problem did persist like this beforehand though as well, been goin on for about 8 months now and just seems to ber getting worse now

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Tiny

hmac300

July, 19, 2013 AT 7:26 AM

Try smacking the starter body while trying to start. If it starts you need a starter. Make sure battery is in good condition though

Tiny

wagmaster

July, 19, 2013 AT 9:18 AM

Ok the battery is less than a month old I replaced it shortly after I replaced the alternator. Someone once told me that there was a bad sensor,
can that be the case? Or how about the solenoid?

Tiny

hmac300

July, 19, 2013 AT 9:26 AM

Did you do what I suggested inprevious reply? You'll need an assistant anduse a hammer to hit it with. Or remove the starter and take to an auto parts for testing.

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