Question about 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Andrew, simply shorting across the two large starter terminals makes the starter spin but does not pull the solenoid in that engages the starter pinion gear with the fly-wheel ring gear. The large cable that comes from the battery needs to be shorted to the small connector that is usually to the side of the solenoid block, that will then pull the pinion gear forward in to the ring gear then the starter spins, turning the engine. Your original problem could well be just the key.... Do you have a spare key to try ? Even if you do manage to get the engine to spin by the above method the fuel solenoid will also be disabled and the engine just will not fire up. I have come across many key failures in my time as an Auto Electrician. This is the single ellement of the security system that is likely to suffer from abuse (dropping them etc ) The key can be scanned at one of the many retailers with their scanning tool, they may be able to clone the key and make a spare (This is depnding on the make of your vehicle, which you have not stated) Othewise its a dealer you will have to visit and pay dearly for a new set of keys that will also need to be programmed by a tecnician. My advise to anyone who does not have a spare key these days is go and get it cloned before it malfunctions or you loose it.
Posted on Nov 29, 2013
Testimonial: "Thanks its a 2001 silverado i unhooked the battery cabble lastnight for 30 mins and i got in it and it fired right up and died about 3 times then it finally straightend up and was fine after that i got in it just about and hour ago and it has done it again so i took the cables off again and tried it 30 mins later and it still didnt turn over so i have them off again hoping it will start this time someone told me they know someone that can completely disable the security system and i will never have another problem out of it so i think that is what im going to do because i do not want to get out in the cold and get stranded."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
first try to check the fuse of the ignition if it is ok or clean coz some times when it has a corrosion it has the tendency of having a delayed power transmital . if it is fine then check the starter relay if it is good coz it also having a power surge so you have a delayed power to your starte...
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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