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Do you hear a click or anything when you try to start it?
By that do you mean there isn't any electrical power to anything at all on the truck or just that there is no sound when trying to crank it?
Ok thanks, ***** ***** helps me narrow it down. No battery power at all would mean something else entirely.
Since you don't even get a click from the starter when trying to start it, the most likely issue is the range switch on the transmission. This tells the computer that the truck is in park so it's ok to crank the engine. This is basically the only part that separates the key from the starter.
Try putting the truck into neutral and see if it will crank. Sometimes this will work when the switch is failing. Otherwise we need a test light to check the wiring from the switch on the transmission to confirm it is in fact the problem.
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Ok, so now you are saying that you were able to jump start the engine and the starter turned over, but now there isn't any sound at all when you turn the key?AND the engine died when the truck was actually running?
This is a heck of a lot different then my truck won't start.
Any lights on the dash on while all this was going on?
You are going to need to check the range switch on the transmission to start with