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Alright Heres the truck:

1991 Bronco
Rebuilt 5.0 with less than 6,000 miles
Fuel injected ... everything is stock
E40d
Battery Tested good (2 days ago)
New terminal connectors (1 day old)
New Solenoid to Starter cable (1 hour old)
Starter Tested good 3 Times back to back to back (made sure it got hot)
Bypassing the solenoid using the two large post on the solenoid
Cleaned all connections with wire brush

The problem:

The power is getting to the starter and you can here it click but the starter does not turn and the motor does not turn.

Disconected the belt to make sure none of the accesories were frozen and the starter still did not turn and the motor did not turn. You were still able to hear the starter recieve power and the 4gauge wire I was using to bridge the solenoid was getting warm.

The truck had this problem 2 days ago and my brother was able to clean the terminals and then the truck ran. It sounded a little funny with what seemed to be the ticking of a header leak (damn summit shorties). Since it was parked that night been, It wont start again.

The starter has been moved around to make sure there wasnt a dead "spot".

Thanks for the help guys
 

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A good battery two days ago meant nothing to me when my battery went out the next day. A dead battery will cause some of the problems you are suggesting. Did an auto parts store test your battery?
 

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can you turn the motor over with a socket on the main pulley? is the motor seized? you could just have a weak starter or a dead battery, even if the starter turns and kicks out like its supposed to on a bench test it can still be too weka to turn the motor over

my $0.02
 

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I agree on the turn motor by hand first do this to make sure nothing is jamming the engine up, you may need an extension bar or breaker bar to help assist you in the turn over.

You should try another battery if you have one that you know has a charge, if you dont have a good enough charge on that battery it may not have the required cranking amps that the engine needs to turn the motor over.

you can also try to jump it from another vehicle if you are getting the clicking sound the battery doesnt have enough to kick the engine over, jump starting may assist.

Once you get the truck running check the Alternator to see if its charging simply disconnect the Positive terminal on the battery while the engine is running if the engine dies the Alternator needs replacement, if it keeps running the Alternator is charging the battery.

If the battery does have a good charge and this persists you may need either a new ICM $29 at Napa Auto Parts or a new Solenoid $18 at Napa Auto Parts either way may be a good thing to just replace as regular maintainance.

How old is your battery?

How old is your Starter?

Starters can test ok but could also not have the RPM's to turn the engine fast enough to start the engine.

Batteries only last so long regardless of how well kept it is I have an Optima red top in one of my trucks it is the only exception to this rule the damn thing is 8 years old and works better than any other battery I have ever had, My 82 has a two battery system so I never have this issue thank god!
 

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Battery and starter all tested good again.

Removed the starter and the belt to free the motor up. I am unable to spin the flywheel with a screwdriver or the crankbolt more than a couple of degrees before it hits a stopping point. I guess the motor is frozen up. It has synthetic oil and a full radiator of coolant. I'll be contacting the engine builder. :cry

Thanks for the help
 

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Damn dude, that sucks. Best of luck getting it straightened out.
 
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