2001 FLD starting issues.

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  1. lciambotti1

    lciambotti1 Light Load Member

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    Ok. Started out with what I thought was a bad starter, getting the clicking from the relay and solenoid. Replaced the starter, not fixed, replaced relay, starter button, batteries and alternator. Still not fixed. Any thoughts?? I am at a loss.
     
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  3. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Did you clean all the cable connections? How about the Big ground to frame?
     
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  4. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Is the clicking noise coming from the starter or from the solenoid mounted on the firewall. Sitting in drivers seat it can be hard to distinguish between the two.

    Solenoid on firewall is mounted by the wiper motor above the steering wheel shaft.
    Good luck
     
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  5. baha

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    X3etra is right the sol. is under a lot of wires and when you clear out the wires and find the starter sol. on the firewall its just 2 bolts and 2 wires that must be unbolted from sol. before you take the sol. off the firewall? Their is a ground cable from the eng. to the frame on the pass. side on some year trucks, but clean the large ground cable from the batt. to the frame near the batt. box.
     
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  6. Rideandrepair

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    He said he replaced the selinoid already. Chances are one of the wires is broken, inside the insulation, at the eyelet. I’ve seen it often. Mine did that. I replaced the ends with good heavy eyelets, crimped, soldered, Heat shrinked liquid taped, and shrink wrapped it all again with a sleeve. Now it’s very heavy duty. Should never corrode again.
     
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  7. RocketyMan

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    If you are questioning the wiring, I can look that up for you. Need last 6 of your vin.
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

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    Does the dash warning lights come on the top bar,on the dash with key on? Check engine, Etc.
     
  10. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Solenoid on starter IMG_20200803_125812400.jpg
    Solenoid on firewall(magnetic switch)

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    The old firewall solenoid was more rectangular body. New one is round.
     
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