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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe will not start. I thought it was the battery, but I replaced it and there is still no power to anything.

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  • jsunc1 Feb 07, 2009

    this tahoe has power but will not turn over

  • NUTBRS Feb 17, 2009

    My '99 Tahoe has the same problem, just intermittant. The lights all work and are bright, but the starter won't turn over. I put the charger on the truck, but doesn't seem to make any difference. After 10 minutes to an hour, it starts up fine.
    I was wondering if it was an issue with the security system and the starter lock out?

  • davide_ft Apr 02, 2009

    Similar observation on my 1997 Tahoe with 170k miles and a brand new battery.  Intermittently it will not start or cuts out while driving and looks dead.  No lights or even hazards.  Every time, I find that the post holding the 2 positive cables to the battery is loose.  I tighten it with vise grips and it starts up fine.  ANYONE KNOW HOW TO keep the positive battery post tight???

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Did you check the plug in to your master air flow sensor if is not pluged in all the way the car won't have any power

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Whole car has no power? if so, there is some kind of disconnected problem immediate in the battery cables or main fuse panel that is in the engine compartment

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