Question about 1997 GMC Sierra
It looks like you have a fusible link burn or open circuit
with a test light find out witch circuit is missing.
the starter have direct current from battery and ignition current to starter solenoid. maybe the problem is ignition switch or wires
hope it helps
Posted on Mar 20, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try another starter and also try turning the crank bolt with a ratchet and socket to make sure that the crank isn't frozen in place. Do not leave the keys in the car when doing so. You don't want anyone messing around in the truck when trying that!
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
SOURCE: STARTER WILL NOT CRANK OR CLICK
first is the truck automatic? or manual transmission, this information is important to know because the neutral switch on the automatic plays an important place on the starter circuit, and on the manual trans, the clutch switch does the same, also make sure you have not aftermarket alarm on the truck because that will interfer with starter cicuit, and to test the ign switch just test every wire close to the swtch and you suposed to get power at least on one cable while trying to crank it,
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
check to see if the starter itself is getting a signal to crank. youll need to use a test light and have someone else try to start the vehicle, while you probe the wire to the starter to see if it is getting power. if not, check the starter fuse to make sure its not blown, as well as the starter relay to make sure that is good too (very common on gm's for bad relays) if the fuse and relay are good, but your not getting signal, it is an ignition switch problem.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
ok after you get it started, you want to check your alternator so while it's running unhook your postive side on your battery, an if it quits running then its your alternator.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Check the connections at the battery. Loose connections or corroded connections will cause this same symptom.
It is not uncommon for side terminal batteries to also have a problem internally between the mounting button (the place that the cable end bolts to) and the internal connection to the battery.
What sounds like what is happening is the connection is good enough to power up a light load, dash lights, gauges, radio, etc, but when a heavy load is demanded the connection heats up and looses continuity.
I see this issue more on fords but I have seen a fair amount of GM's with this issue.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
May 10, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
May 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 14, 2015 | 2006 Chrysler Sebring
Mar 30, 2014 | 2003 Kia Spectra
Mar 18, 2014 | 1997 GMC Sierra
Dec 15, 2013 | Toyota Cars & Trucks
May 25, 2013 | Suzuki Grand Vitara Cars & Trucks
Jul 19, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Dakota
Jul 02, 2010 | 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis
Dec 27, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Durango
91 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: