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Is my starter relay toasted?

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In the last 1.5 years I have replaced my glow plug relay, batteries, starter, and alternator. Now the truck is having problems starting. Sometimes when I turn the key- nothing. There is plenty of juice. I hear the audible click in the front right portion of the hood. To make it run I have to jump the two posts on the starter relay with my keys. But that didn't work last night and I was stuck at the gas station for an hour! Finaly got that to work and the truck then started just fine.

Sound like the starter relay?
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Yes or the solenoid on the starter itself...I would take everything (wiring) off the relay on the fender.....wire brush and sand the crap out of everything ..... re-assemble if you get same result , change the relay .... if still the same after replacing the relay then you need to remove the starter and get it tested / replaced.... asssuming all electrical connections including the batteries are clean and tight of course....
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