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My 1989 chevy suburban wont start; it is engaging but wont fully start. My battery is good, just did a tune up. Dont know what can be the problem

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Have you checked fuel pressure at the injectors ?
Can you spray carb cleaner in the throttle body and get it to start ?
Is the spark strong at the plugs ?
Was it starting before the tuneup ?

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 suburban starter replaced battery good turns over eratic

The starter may be binding on the flywheel/flex plate. Your new starter should have come with shims. Try putting them between the starter and the block one at a time and see if that helps.

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SOURCE: 1988 chevy suburban charging system

First check alt At The Back of Alt Big Red Wire Were hooks to Post (stud) Do you have voltage ?? How Much??
What Voltage do you have at same Place with Engine Running ??
Now At wires Were they plug into Alt ,Top. Wires in White Plastic Clip, Do You Have Powe With Key On ?? How Much Voltage??
Jump across the 2 in the clip (with Engine Running)ONLY TEMPORARY!! Do You Have Voltage at Battery ?? How Much??
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SOURCE: 96 chevy 1500 suburban wont start

check the catalytic converter i had the same problem with my suburban and mine was a clogged converter.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: my 96 chevy Blazer wont start but the battery is

Your pendix on your starter might be stuck, lay down under blazer and tap on the starter with the handle of a srew driver or a small hamme to see if it frees the pendix. You may have a faulty starter. You can jump the starter with a screw driver to see if it works, but if your not familar with that I don't suggest you try that.

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SOURCE: my 2002 chevy Blazer wont start but the battery is

take a hammer and tap on the starter while someone tries to start it if it cranks put new brushes and bushings in it. also there is a small brass or copper bolt that goes to the solonoid. make sure it's tight and not croaded.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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