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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Truck won't start

I changed my oil and now my truck won't start. When I turn the key I can hear a click and the warning light with the exclamation point comes but doesn't even try to turn over. I was reaching right below the fuel filter through some wiring and other lines to access the oil filter from the top and might have disturbed something there.

I did notice this awful looking wire that I peeled electrical tape off of to reveal the fact that it has pretty much no insulation on it, see picture. Is this the culprit? It looks terrible but it is still connected so I'm confused

Any help is much appreciated!

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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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That plug does not appear to be seated properly
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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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what motor do you have?

Besides not being seated that wire looks burnt. you may have a short. Where is the wire going to/from?
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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, it doesn't appear to be fully connected but it worked like that before I did any work in that area. I did pull it apart and put it back together all the way and still nothing.

I have the 2.25 diesel
That plug comes through the bulkhead right underneath the fuel filter. My wire that does indeed appear to be burned up goes into a bundle that winds around the back of the engine.
If that's not my issue right now, it really needs to be addressed. It had some electrical tape wrapped around it that wasn't burned up, but someone before me obviously had a problem.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Does it start with a jump? It may just be coincidence - I've had a battery fail while changing the fuel filter; that had me pulling my hair for a couple of hours! If there's nothing obvious you've disturbed, just go through the normal troubleshooting (checking voltage, relay, starter, etc...).
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2.25 or 2.5??? If it is a 2.25diesel, want to sell?
Batter would be a good place to start.
also, try hitting your starter a few times with a wrench or hammer. that can get the plunger in the starter dislodged.

Concentrate on why your started is not spinning. Battery, connections, solenoid, ignition switch... would be the order I would try.

good luck.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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2.25 or 2.5??? If it is a 2.25diesel, want to sell?
It's 2.25 with 144k on the clock. I would be willing to sell it if I could get my hands on a 200 tdi.

Today I will look over all the recommended trouble spots with a fresh mind.

------ Follow up post added September 29th, 2010 09:39 AM ------

Well it turns out it was a totally silly thing. The connection to the starter had come loose. I wasn't even working on that side of the engine! So weird.

Thanks for helping me out.

Steve, I actually have 144,905 on the engine. Let me know what you think.
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