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I have an 02 2500 4x4 with 108,000 miles. I just had new injectors installed about 10000 miles ago. The truck is bone stock. Today my wife is driving the truck, she stoped at the gate and turns the truck off. I tried to restart it but it will not all I get is a click. The gauges are working and my radio and lights work. When I try and start it I can hear a click coming from the fuse block under the hood. It did this one time before and I foud that my ignition fuses were blown due to my starter relay going out. I have swaped all of them but it did not fix the problem. The batterys are a couple of years old but the conections are good and the truck starts strong every time. Any help would be great. Thanks
 

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Check the connection at the starter. May be loose.
 

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If connections at the starter are clean and tight, it is highly likely you have a bad starter.
 

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Will the starter all the sudden go out without any signs at all?
 

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i had this problem with my 03 the computer forgot to tell itself to start had to get it towed to a shop and i think they reprogrammed it or something
 

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If it will start after the truck cools off, then your starter is going bad. It may do it again tomorrow, or it may not do it again for a week. Most auto parts stores will check it for you no charge, so if you want to take it off, that is an option. I've checked them myself with a pair of jumper cables. Take it off, connect the ground to the casing of the starter, and touch the positive to the big lug on the starter. Be sure to hold it down with your foot when you do this or it will jump pretty good. Better to let auto parts store do it as their tester has a hold down attachment.
 

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Yes, the starter will go out with no warning signs. One good test is to get someone under the truck with a hammer and when you try to start the truck have them tap on the starter with the hammer. This will get the truck to start most of the time.
 

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I would have the batteries tested-- that is usually the problem when it just clicks and not start. At least eliminate that first. :rolleyes:
 

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i got the exact same prob with mine thought it was the nsbu switch but after putting that on tonight same thing i have an 0700 code tho so?!?:confused:
 

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black03dirtymax, if your getting a p0700 you need to check your tcm and see what code has set in it. The pcm will set the p0700 to turn on the check eng. light to let you know you that you have a trans. problem. Chances are that you may have a p0731, 732, 734, or 735 which is an incorrect gear ratio code which will be set due to a slipping tranny most of the time.
 

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Sometimes the starter solenoid will break inside, it will still throw the drive gear out to the ring gear, but will not energize the winding motor. To check it, have someone crank the engine while you tap on the starter with a hammer. Not too hard, if it starts, it's most likely the bendix,(starter solenoid), they're pretty cheap and easy to change. The bendix has a copper disc inside that moves up to make contact to energize the winding motor, and as it gets slammed up to make contact, chunks of this disc sometimes break off. It randomly rotates each time you try to start the engine, so sometimes it'll start, and sometimes it'll line up to the missing piece, and no start. Hope this may help/save you some money. Wade.
 

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A series of clicks ( Rapid click, click,click) is weak battery or poor connection. One click sound in the starter area is usually a bad starter. Take a 12v test light and touch the little wire on the starter solenoid... If it lights when key is turned to start and the starter does not run ita a bad connection on the starter or more likely a bad starter. Connections on the starter include the mounting bolts... tweak them to make sure its grounded well. (Less likely If the light does not light you need to look at neutral safety, relay, igniton sw and wiring.)
 

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ur starter is bad, my dad's jus went out on his 03 lb7 dmax
thanks spark that was the problm i tapped on the solenoid and it started and thanks guys but the batteries stopped working couple months ago so theres two fresh optimas in her
 
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