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I changed the oil and flushed the radiator system,sprayed carburbator cleaner in carb. started up truck and let it run for about 5 min and cut it off, now turn key to ignition and all I get is a single click. What is the problem ? I have a 1987 Chey Suburban 5.7 1500.

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Battery not fully charged....probably got serp belt wet and it prevented the battery to fully charge it...just get a jump start an see if it will run again.

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Bad battery. check connections and make sure clean and tight at battery and wires are tight in connector. If all is well here. Jump start it and take it to parts store to test battery or remove and take it to be tested

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