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Suburban will not crank over but have lights and etc.

Battery in good shape and hot
no blown fuses
tried cranking in neutral and various gears
all battery cables clean and good shape

fusible link?
starter ?

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    Chris Hall May 11, 2010

    Do you hear a "Click" or other noise when you try to start it?

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Check the dual battery (positive) cable connection for tightness.

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IS tthis a DIY question? or just want guessing? ill pretend DIY/.
no, the car will not crank.
cranking uses 100 amps of current,
the HL , maybe 10amps, 10x less.
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both the starter and engine spin, "turns over": (1 can and other might not)
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crank?> start, started, running, 1,2,3,4.

the heater blower runs, key on, but the heater switch is off.
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1: check fuses yet?
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no charger use jumper cables to crank car. got cables?
call AAA tow they jump start it? no AAA?
barrow a charged battery and try that, ok battery is charged and it will not crank,,, ,good progress now.
3: i next hot wire the starter solenoid. (some cars this is very hard)
check for about 11vdc at starter key line cranking.
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hot wire that small starter wire, there, cranks now , key off
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no starter, ?
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ignition lights?. (the brake and CEL glow key on and oil?
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full bright and fan full speed?

no crank.
if A/T ??? wiggle the gear shifter in park or try neutral. to crank.

is the battery at 12.6vdc? if not its discharged,
charge it, or jump start car.
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