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1999 Dodge Dakota Question: ok i go to start my truck and it turns over a half a turn but no start

 

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muai1259, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Ormond Beach, FL, March 31, 2014, 19:58
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i can hold the key in the on position, and it turns over a half a turn every two seconds and i cant seem to figuer out why it wont start i can push start my truck but i cant turn the key without it turning over one half turn i asked everyone i could and no one herd of a such thing..

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    ProfessorG March 31, 2014, 20:41
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    Sounds like a weak starter, or battery

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    muai1259, April 01, 2014, 04:02
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    I left out one thing its got a new starter and a new battery is doing the same thing after i bot the new battery and starter and I've got all ground wires hooked up and clean... but everyone i ask abt the problem they're like i don't know what's causing the problem everything reads right. also i took a screw driver to by pass what ever it was to the starter and the starter would just spin and not ingage but when i turn the key the starter ingages. i don't know what's wrong I've tryed everything...

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    ProfessorG, April 01, 2014, 05:41
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    You have to jumper the solenoid. The small wire at the starter for the bendix to engage the flywheel.

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    muai1259, April 01, 2014, 08:57
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    Funny i did that and it didn't engage the flywheel but when i turn the key it engages the flywheel...

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    ProfessorG, April 01, 2014, 11:31
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    Same thing power from switch and remote power to single wire usually purple to solenoid doesn't make since. Something's wrong should engage

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