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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Not cranking.

Hate to start a new thread but went to start the truck it fired right up, but then I turned it right off as I forgot to unlike the tuffy. Went to start it back up and not cranking. All lights come on, fuel pump running, but will not crank. Not a juice problem. Any thoughts. I left it in the parking garage, no idea how Im going to have it towed out of there. Low ceiling on level 4. No burning smell or other symptoms. Has been running fine.

------ Follow up post added December 22nd, 2012 08:08 PM ------

To make things worse I almost lost it. At least 20 people asked if I was leaving as they waited for my spot, even though the hood was up and I had the steering column apart.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Get underneath and bang the starter with something, then try it again.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:42 PM
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I had a very similar issue. I have a 97 ST. I drove to a gas station, shut it off and then could not get it going again. Turned out to be a fuse for the starter that kept blowing because I had the third brake disconnected. I have no idea why having the brake lights disconnected would prevent an off-road vehicle from starting but... After I reconnected the third brake light and switched out the fuse it started right up and I have had no issues. I would check the fuses, but you have probably already done that. Good luck. A broken rover in the middle of the night away from your garage is never fun.
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Bad distributor cap & rotor button.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Bad distributor cap & rotor button.
Wouldn't it still crank with a bad cap & rotor?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Wouldn't it still crank with a bad cap & rotor?
Yeah. Wouldn't affect cranking.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:30 PM
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loose wire to the coil?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:42 PM
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i would check fuses, give the starter a nice few hits with something, and try it again.
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loose wire to the coil?
That wouldn't affect cranking.
Only things in either the low amp starter circuit or high amp starter circuit would cause slow or no cranking.

OP, make sure the battery to starter circuit is solid, including the earth points, then jumper from the solenoid spade connector to the main feed from the battery. If it cranks then it's somewhere in the starter part of your ignition switch circuit.
If it doesn't crank it's the solenoid or starter motor. Final try to get it home is a jumper cable on the main stud (on the motor itself, not the solenoid) the other end of the cable to the pos battery post. If it doesn't crank then, and whacking the starter doesn't help, it's tow truck (or field replacment) time.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Auto or manual? If manual push start it.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Checked all fuses, hit starter with hammer, all connections were fine, dis cap, new wires and s plugs 1 month old. Gave up pushed car out of parking garage and towed. My guess starter motor or ignition cap. Will find out. Thx for the thoughts. Fa la la la la la la fcking la.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Cap, rotor, spark plugs, etc. have nothing to do with cranking.
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