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1998 6.5L diesel suburban won't start. Starter issue?

I own a 1998 k1500 diesel 6.5L Suburban. Very suddenly I am not able to start it. It ran great on a 50 mile trip. I turned off the engine then returned 10 min later and no turn-over. I can hear a clink when I turn the key... solenoid ?? Is there a way that I can check if it is the starter solenoid or the starter itself without removing the starter? The battery is fine.

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I have a similar problem with my '95 Suburban, but I think I found the solution. Make sure that the mechanic who put the engine together after replacing the heads actually bolted up the main ground cable on the secondary batter instead of just letting it dangle down by the frame. My system just had the tiny secondary wire connecting it to ground so I think that A) I was not getting the full poop out of that battery on starting and 2) it was not charging properly. But at least I paid them a lot of money to build the engine and repair the starter 3 times.

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It sounds like it could also be the connection-check the wires going to it and the ground wire on the battery itself.

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