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    Default '93 Ford F150 starting problem

    I think the starter may be going bad, but I want to get y'alls opinion. The last couple days I've had a couple of occasions when starting my truck it just clicked but when I turned the key off and turned it again, it turned over and started. Does that sound like the starter to you? The engine seems to turn over fine though. I think the starter may have a bad spot. Please help.

    Thanks in advance,
    Cowboy

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    Hi cowboy,

    Provided the battery is healthy and fully charged, yes, that sounds like a bad starter or starter solenoid. You can verify this by having someone turn the key while you tap on the starter with a hammer. If it just clicks but then cranks when you tap on it, it's wearing out.

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    Yes, I already took care of it. It was the starter. The one I bought also turned out to be bad, had to get a refund and buy one at another parts store.

    Thanks,
    Cowboy

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    Hi Cowboy,

    That could be. Intermittent problems can be hard to track down, but if you can have a friend tap on the starter sometime when it only "clicks," then it cranks when it is tapped, you know the starter is the problem.

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