Question about 1994 Chevrolet C2500
I can turn the key over the battery is fine my lights and my radio all work its just that the engine wont turn over how do i get it to work or how do i find out the source of the problem
Just the fact that the lights and radio work doesn't always mean yout battery is fine. The starter demands quite a bit of amperage in order to engauge the starter. I would start by having the battery load tested. This can be done at most auto parts stores for free. Older GM vehicles can usually start by tapping on the starter as someone turns the key to try and start the vehicle. This works about 50 percent of the time. If it turns over, then it's the starter. You also can check to see, if you have a volt meter or test light to see if the big cable/wire attached to the starter has power (12 volts) if the batterey tests out good. If that tests out good you can have someone turn the key and while they are turning it to start, see if the small (usually purple) wire gets power when the key is being turned. If you have the correct power at those wires, then most likely it's the starter. I could go on with more testing but this is where I would start "no pun intended" hope this helps....
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
If the engine will not crank, it could be the starter, the neutral safety switch, or a bad connection.
A mechanic would check the starter circuit back to the key switch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First, remove the battery terminals and clean them. Check that the ground wire on the block is tight and clean and the wire at the starter is also good. If you have 12v at the main starter cable and12v at the smaller (trigger) wire next to it with the key turned to the "start" position, it's likely the starter is bad (providing you can turn the engine by hand with key switch off) Make sure that the battery has 12v before starting diagnosis...radio etc. draw far less than the starter does. Even if relatively new, if the charging system isn't working, it will draw down the battery in less than an hour while driving..
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
i had a similar problem with my 2000ls i turned the key on left it in the on position for 15 mins then repeated it after the second time i turned the key on and off quickly 3times on the 3rd time i held it in the start position and it cranked over. note let your car run for a while to recharge your battery doing this really does drain it
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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