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Q: Clicking only, won't start. At first it would in neutral, but not now.

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Truck won't start, just clicks. Sometimes it would start in neutral, but not now.

A: You may have a problem with the gear select...

You may have a problem with the gear selector, neutral-park safety switch or the transmission linkage. I suggest taking your truck to be inspected by a reputable mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, for diagnosis. Doing so will save you both time and money in the long run.

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