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    If its spinning nice on the bench, but not so well on the truck i would look for a bad engine earth strap (if one is even fitted, i once had an engine earthing through the choke cable). I have previously added a ground from one of the starter mounting bolts to the frame and it really increases the power going through the starter

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    also be sure the ground from the exhaust stud to the firewall is in place - missing that causes all kinds of weird problems
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    Found the issue, positive cable going to starter was to corroded. Surprised me as it passed the voltage and ohms test.

    Now I need to decide if I want to keep the new starter. The old one was for an auto transmission and had the extra wire to the ballast. New one is for a manual (which I have) and no extra wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmanwa View Post
    Found the issue, positive cable going to starter was to corroded. Surprised me as it passed the voltage and ohms test.
    Really surprised me too. Normally it's the ground leads that corrode...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    Really surprised me too. Normally it's the ground leads that corrode...
    As I removed the cable it was looking really close at it and the terminal fell off the cable! Bunch of corrosion came out with it. Must have been just enough to pass voltage but not enough for amps.

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    Went to drive the truck today, and it wouldn't start again I think it may have to do with me removing that ignition bypass wire to the ballast. To me it sounds like it is not getting spark/igniting the fuel. I can smell the fuel and it is turning over well. Last time I drove the truck, it did sound and feel like it may have a miss. Probably replace wires and plugs too, but first I am going to see if it is getting spark.

    What MSD coil do you all recommend? Read it one was a good replacement to remove the ballast and the ignition bypass wire.

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    I have to say a big thank you to who ever created that starter s and r terminal article. Since I got my new starter with no ballast by pass wire, it's been hard starting the truck below 50. Installed the food as specified and it started right up this morning at 39!

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