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99 gmc sonoma starts sometimes and sometimes it doesn't

When i turn the key everything powers up all lights everything just like normal, but then i turn to the start position nothing happens but sometimes it just cranks right up like it has for years.

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  • rpreach2000 Jan 13, 2009

    starter doesn't click but clicking at ignition module that i changed

  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    When you go to start it and it doesn't crank, do you hear anything from the starter (ie clicking sound)?


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It's possible then that you have a dead spot in the solenoid at the starter. have your starter check out or try replacing it. From what you described in your complaint, it sounds like a bad starter. Hope this helps you out.

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Check and clean your battery cables. Then, trace the wires from your battery to your starter. Make sure they are clean and secure. I believe this will fix your problem. If not, you may have a starter solenoid starting to fail.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Chris Hall
    Chris Hall Jan 13, 2009

    As long as the wires at the new module are tight, I suspect that the problem is going to lie at the starter itself (where the wires connect). It is not at all uncommon for the connections at the starter to work loose.


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