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2005 2500HD Duramax starter won't engage when cold (intermittent)

When the weather gets cold the starter won't engage or skips. I can turn the key but the starter either gets no power or skips in and out. Almost like a loose connection or solenoid/relay problem. Dealership couldn't fing anything wrong. "It started up for us". They didn't even look at it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. Even my remote starter can't get it going. Just "click" and nothing. Every once in thirty attempts or so the starter will actually engage. So aggravating.

  • js271981 Dec 29, 2008

    same problem.  i have power and when you turn the key, one click and nothing.  very cold today-below 30 and would not start.  yesterday-above 60 and ran all day.  started it like 15-20 time.  will it keep doing it if i replace the starter?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    2005 pontiac vibe intermittent no start, starter just spins and does not engage. wiggle the key and it will engage

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I replaced the stater n is working fine. i think is the selenoid

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Check operation of the ignition switch spray some lockease w/graphite into actual cylinder where key is inserted.

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