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my truck wont start unless i manually contact the posts on the fender mounted solenoid.

i had my son try and crank while i checked the small wire for voltage.

there was none.

im guessing the solenoid works because when i give the small post some juice, the truck starts.

I checked the torx bolts under the steering wheel to see if they were lose.... but they werent. ( i saw that as a fix on another post.)

Ive done the wigglet-the-shifter thingy in the past and it worked..... but now it doesnt.

I checked all ignition related fuses in the cab and under the hood.

I cleaned the connections on the solenoid.

is the neutral safety switch the cause of the loss of power at that small wire?

if so, where is it located? is it in the range sensor bolted to the side of the tranny?

thanks for the help!
 

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I had the same issue a couple of years ago and it turned out to be the pin for my clutch pedal. I figured out how to pull that out and by pass it all together. Now I don't need to push the clutch in to start my truck. :peelout

I am assuming you have a automatic so that one is out. Unless you do?
 

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AT or MT?

AT, most likely the DTR (Digital Transmission Range) switch on the side of the trans is bad, EASY PEEZY to replace... as long as you line it up correctly.

MT, I'd guess clutch switch. Bypassing it can result in the vehicle starting while IN GEAR and the clutch engaged, NOT GOOD!
 
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