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Unread 11-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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Cables have been cleaned, checked, all connections cleaned and check, relay tested.
Yeah...but you didn't cut either of the terminals off to see if your cables are caked with corrosion inside...correct?..see my earlier post...

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Unread 11-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #17
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Actually cables were cut about three months ago, with new connectors put on the ends. This has been an on-going issue for a little bit. Last week cables cut again, using same connectors, when the starter and battery were removed and tested.

Yes wires on cables are dullish in color but not showing signs of corrosion that I can see, that is not to say that there isn't corrosion futher down on the wires, that I cannot see.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 01:10 AM   #18
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Given that the Battery and Starter have tested ok that leaves just the connection between them. I would suggest taking the second battery and connecting a new cable to the starter as a test. The should rule in or out the existing wire.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 02:16 AM   #19
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I suspect the crank position sensor if you are sure that both starter and battery are good. Try to pull the code using the key trick and report back which codes you get.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 08:49 PM   #20
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Was out shopping all day with the family, just tried the key test to pull the codes. No stored codes, flashes "Done" as soon as the cycle is finished.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #21
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Given that the Battery and Starter have tested ok that leaves just the connection between them. I would suggest taking the second battery and connecting a new cable to the starter as a test. The should rule in or out the existing wire.
Still need to give this a try.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #22
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Any Update?

My 2004 4.0l did this 1.5 months ago. Turn key, single click, then nothing. After 20 minutes of looking and scratching my head and convincing my mother-in-law that it indeed had plenty of gas it started. 2 weeks ago, same thing. This time I whacked the starter from the top with a long breaker bar and it started. Today, same thing but no amount of pounding will get it to go. HOWEVER - when it failed today it did begin to turn over and then went to the one click. I think I have a 'bad spot' in the starter (old blazer used to do the same thing) but if there is something easier to try than starter replacement I am all for it. Today it was colder than it has been for a few weeks, if that makes a difference.

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Unread 12-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #23
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I'm having the exact same issue. Put in a brand new battery and the intermittent problem still exists.


It's been happening on and off for about a year. It's been pretty chilly out, not sure if that is a contributing factor or not.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #24
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The contacts in the starter need replaced. They have a life cycle. After so many starts he contacts are worn enough they won't touch properly.

So, you have two options. Replace the contacts. They run around 20 or less dollars. Or get another starter.
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