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1949 ford truck wont start ....help ???



Well You need to turn the key to the right and press the start button on the left and the truck start.WAS DOING GREAT ,,,now I only hear a click from the start solenoid and nothing,I replace the solenoid and nothing still the same click, the red wire that goes from the battery to soloenoid gets warm but no start?

any one with any ideas?>?
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Bad battery.......(have you tried to boost it?)......or bad starter.....

Is the solenoid separate from the starter, or attached to it?
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49 wont start

solenoid is connected by a wire
brand new battery
I did start the truck with no problem before. I did clean the carburator and when try to start the truck I can only hear a click, nothing else.
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Take a test light and see if you are getting power to the starter when you are pushing the start button.....If you are, there must be a problem with the starter.
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Still has a flathead V8? I've seen some that get "starter bind" . Try rocking the motor back and forth to see if the starter gear is bound up on the flywheel gear. If it was stuck, it could be that the front bracket on the starter is missing.
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won't start

1949 Ford if everything is stock was 6volt positive ground system, if memory serves me right. The sol. is seperate from the starter and usually is mounted to the inside fender well on the starter side of the engine.

My best guess is that you have a dead spot on the commutator and the bars are shorted--- That is if the battery cable is getting warm or hot. Usually meand a short/ground between the bars on same.

Quik fix : Sometimes you can rap the started body with a hammer a couple of times and the brushes will hop over the bad spot and then it will wind up, turn over and start for you. The only other problem could be that the air gap between the sol. contactor that sets the bendix drive is to great or has an onion skin burnt onto it and won't index the bendix drive gear. But usually with that condition the starter motor will just sit and spin freely without engaging....

I suspect a bad commutator!!! Did I mention it is a commutator problem???
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49 ford starter

Thank you guys for all the help
was able to remove the starter and let me tell you ,, not easy ,,,,Looks pretty beat up. Will try to find a place to rebuild or does any one knows where can I find one either new or already rebuilt
its a 6volts and 49 ford truck ,,,6cy

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Still has a flathead V8? I've seen some that get "starter bind" . Try rocking the motor back and forth to see if the starter gear is bound up on the flywheel gear. If it was stuck, it could be that the front bracket on the starter is missing.
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What he said - - - I had a 49 sedan flathead 6 that did that all the %#$#&%%#$ time and rocking always did the trick

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