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Old 02-19-2013, 07:14 AM
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Ya, Twilight zone is a good description. Sometime wacking them with a piece of wood might help. Hard to find a piece of wood handy-by in the winter...

I think mine was from poor connection at the starter lug. I replaced the starter and sanded the connector and put dielectric grease on everything. Old starter might still be good... I'll test it sometime. And next winter, I'll be carrying a stick in the cab .... that reminds me of the Flintstones
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:17 AM
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Woman and a hunk of 2X4 would scare me,let alone the poor starter.
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Apparently the truck is immune to threats. It was a participant in mashing a printer that pissed me off, so it really should know better than to mess with me
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Now that is funny!
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OK fellers(and gals) let me define smack - (taping on the solenoid with the pliers) if you I have never used this divine technique I think it worthy of your development.
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Pixie, it ain't a stick you need in the cab, it's a Ford Wrench (aka "Hammer"). ;-)
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I think I just got it. Pixie. Stick. Pixie Stick. LOL - a little tube of sugar and tart flavoring? That won't fix a starter.

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Haha, Dan. :)

No, I'm thinking any old stick; hardwood and over 3 feet long.

It's a ways under there and I know from experience not to use anything metal around that starter......
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Haha, Dan. :)

No, I'm thinking any old stick; hardwood and over 3 feet long.

It's a ways under there and I know from experience not to use anything metal around that starter......
What? You don't like the free sparkler show?
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The 'show' part is fine...it's being part of the circuit . . . I mean circus that's not as much fun.
Had a wrench welded on the the starter trying to install it and various other fun times. I'd just rather wack it from a distance
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Taking the battery lead off just takes all the fun out of it.
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Yes

Takes longer than wacking it, too
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Is that a pun?
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... Or a double entendre ?

No, not meant that way. Takes longer to find the wrench and undo the terminal than to poke the starter with a stick. I wrapped the wrench in a glove after I got it unstuck...still quite a mark on the starter where it stuck on
Sure, I could have thought to put the starter in before the batteries but figured I'd want to lie down for a while after dealing with the batteries...silly me. :)

The first time the starter mysteriously started cranking with the key out of the ignition, I was lying under the truck and couldn't remember if it was in gear or not. Just don't trust the beast any more.
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Default Re: Stuck starter

Hi Pixie.
That problem happened to me once with my NH tractor in the winter. The culprit was temperature fluctuations that was real mild accompanied with rain, then within a few hours flash freeze. Condensation had build up somewhere, causing the internal to get stucked. Couldn't disconnect the battery group fast enought but fortunately they simply died down without having any damages done. For solving it, I simply plug the engine block heather on for a few hours.
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Welcome to the Forums, Prospector !

Ya, that could have caused it. It had been sitting a while.
There's no electricity where the truck is. I've ordered a solar battery charger so the next time, the batteries should either be strong enough to start it or last long enough so I have time to disconnect them. Ha Ha !!
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