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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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97 taco will not start. When I turn the key nothin happens. I did have the starter checked out at autozone and and I have volts at the ignition switch and at the starter. Now for some background; the previous owner hit the back of a superduty! The drivers side air bag blew but the passengers did not.I am in the process of putting the truck back together and I need it running for the frame shop. Is there any chance that the air bag deploy has any thing to do with my prob also, I have unplugged the air bag from the steering wheel.Any help would really help me and the truck ( wife is tired of seeing the truck gathering dust).
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I know it sounds ridiculous, but have you tapped on the starter with a real heavy ratchet or a hammer? give it a try. Sometimes shadetree is the only way.
Has the truck started at all since the wreck?

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Note - he said TAPPED not "beat"! It doesn't take much!

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The truck has not been started since it sat in storage @ feb 2006. I bought it in aug 2006.
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"calibrated tap" got it.
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if it has sat for that long you might want to change all the fluids in it before you start it..... it could be bad otherwise if you do. IMHO

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Exclamation calibrated tap

Originally Posted by 97colotaco View Post
"calibrated tap" got it.
have someone turn the ignition key to start position, as you tap on the starter. sometimes a starter will develop a "bad spot" in it.

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