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My 2002 suburban will not start

When i turn the key the dash and interior lights/electrical die, tried to jump,. no luck, I hear relays opening/closing-- battery is new...

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 2004 Surbuban. No clue!

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I had this same problem and also heard the relays clicking. This was due to a poor connection to the battery. I tightend cables at the battery and solved the issue. NO problem since. This also happend about three weeks after I changed my battery,

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First thing I would try is checking the actual battery voltage. Most batteries should be roughly 12.5 if new when sitting at idle. If the lights dim and relays click this is normally a sign of a weak/bad battery connection or possibly a discharged battery. If the battery has good voltage, and the lights continue to dim I would suspect checking the primary wire going to the starter with a 12 volt test light. You will want to check the smaller wire going to the starter and have someone turn the ignition to start. You should have 12 volts there. If you have 12 volts and the starter does nothing I would suspect a faulty starter at this point.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • peezer54 Nov 14, 2008

    When I say battery at idle I mean vehicle not running.

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