I LOVE my truck. However, currently, I have a starting problem. It
is not battery related as it has two brand new batteries and cables,
just had oil and fuel filter change. When I attempt to start it, I
have the clutch depressed and the key turned, every now and then, it
won't start. You hear the sound that it makes when it starts,
however, it just never actually starts. It is my understanding that
the starter is working as it is the thing turning. It is
frustrating. I can leave it parked for a week or so, go out and it
starts first time. Drive around awhile and say stop for gas, and what
happens, it won't start. It eventually does, after everyone at the
gas station asks dumb questions like "did you let it run out of
diesel?" I have never let that happen.
If someone has a methodical way I can rule out things and to be able
to specifically guide a mechanic as to what to check, I would
appreciate it. I wonder if it is the ignition itself or if it is in
that clutch interlock system.