had a problem earlier today with our trooper. my wife reported that it
would not start but that all the lights - radio and windows were working
fine w/ the key in the on position. I went and checked it out after work
and sure enough everything seemed fine except no ignition - no sounds even -
just dead. I cleaned the battery terminals and tried it again and still
so we had it towed to the local garage and there I turned the key one more
time and guess what - yes - it started!
Interesting fact that might have something to do with this: a few months ago
the key was stuck in the ignition just before you are able to retrieve it so
we drove around for a few weeks leaving the key in place until we were ready
for service. until one time it came out - we have been using the spare key
since. when the trooper was on the flat bed the key once again got stuck,
but came out at the garage??!!
anyone have any ideas? should I phone cartalk this weekend?
I was with my parents the day the starter went out in their 93...acted just
like a battery going dead...except that a jump wouldn't get it going. Same
thing with our 94, except that it went out slowly enough I was convinced it
was just the battery...I still wonder if it really needed a new battery...
:-) But, if it's completely dead and sometimes starts just fine, I'd guess
it's another problem.
Defiantly look into the starter. There's a ground cable that could be
corroded or bad. This would cause an intermittent starting problem.
True story. I had the same type of problem. My shop replaced the starter.
I picked up the truck and drove it home. Parked in front of the house,
turned it off and then tried to restart it. You guessed it... NOTHING.
Called the shop, they towed it back and wound up replacing the ground cable.
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