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Had a faulty stater in my 1990 c1500, replaced it but still wont crank. battery has 12.2 volts when tested. ?

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    12.2 V is too low. have your battery checked, it will probably need to be charged and/or replaced. Try to jumpstart.



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While the car is running...the battery should give you at least 14 volts...
if it gives might need to check the alternator...
if the alternator is wont charge the battery and then the car will die...
if its giving the right amount of volts...
then try to bypass the starter...bring a screw driver and touch the battery terminal on the starter with any ground connection on the vehicle...if it starts...then the starter is not good...if it doesn't start...then you might have a electrical problem...
Good Luck!

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