This is a 350ci. Starter engages but will not turn flywheel. Started out when I got the truck the starter acted like it was going out. The common dragging. Going to replace soon. Drove it ten miles today shut it off ten minutes then tried to start it and it turned over three times then click. Thought well its out now. Put a used one on that I new worked. Came off my father in laws 1994 350 truck. Nothing happened. Even had new battery on it. Pulled to his house tested both starters with jump cables and battery both worked great. So I am thinking no power to starter. Ground wire (little red wire) looked like it got hot, it was very close to manifold. So I cut it and sliced with same Gauge wire. Now I got that one click back. But will not turn over. Pulled starter off and left wires connected and bumped key. It engaged like it should (tried both starters like this and both worked) so thought it was in a bind. We shimmed it and tightened bolts side to side evenly. Still one click like in a bind. Just could not figure it out. Pulled dust shield off of bell housing thought could be that still same thing. Check grounds and harness behind engine and found nothing. Now I found the ground strap from fire wall and back of block bolted together and from there bolted to frame. Looked rusted and rough going to look at that more in morning since I give up tonight. Checked fuses turned fly wheel with screw driver and turned alternator with breaker bar and engine turned over like it should and checked oil and coolant and all great. Oil only has one hundred miles on it. All I keep getting is one click please help bout to push truck in the river. Any help please.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 9:02 PM