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2005 silverado. parked it last night and it ran fine. today it won't turn over. it has bright lights and a good battery. no clicking when you turn the key and the lights do not dim when the key is turned

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Sounds like starter is bad have someone crank while you tap on starter see if it spends over if so starer no good.also those trucks had problems with the battery cable going to starter corroids.good luck.

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