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2006 GMC Sierra when you go to start it does alot of clicking before it eventually starts

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Hi DL,

Two possibilities:

  1. Weak Battery
  2. Solenoid on its last legs
Just the fact that it eventually starts points me toward the solenoid (and not the starter).

Question on the "clicking": When you turn the key, do you get one solid click or a series of rapid fire clicks?

One solid click is the solenoid. It's not transferring power to the starter. These are a LOT cheaper to replace than the starter or battery.

Rapid fire is a weak battery. You can confirm this by getting a 'Load Test' at an Auto Parts or Battery store. This simulates the load of an engine starting on your battery. It takes 5 seconds, the results are Pass or Fail.

My moneys on the solenoid

Best of luck sir

Mike

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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Replace the starter

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