Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
Average mileage: 203,333 (130,000–267,000)
22 people reported this problem
Sometimes engine cranks, sometimes not. Battery, starter, and alternator have all been checked and test fine. When I turn the key, all dash board lights function normally, just no crank at all.... Not even clicking noises. Turn the key again and it starts right up.
I've been driving my 96 t-100 for15 years, and it's been a great truck. But I've had to replace the starter four times now. I've tried taking it apart and cleaning the plunger and contacts with no luck. All it does is just click click click. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
1998 T100 with 148K miles started showing this problem recently. It is happening more frequently too but is intermittent. The symptoms include one click from the starter and then no further noise or action. Wait and try again and sometimes it starts right away and other times it takes a few minutes before the truck will start.
When i go to turn on my truck all it does is click, click click and then after a while it will turn on. Checked the battery cables they were fine then i took the starter to autozone to get it checked and on the test the first two times it failed and then after that every time they tested it after that it would pass. so i took it back and put it back on and it still does the same thing. what is the problem here? is it the starter or is it something else?