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I have checked the battery, starter, spark plugs, and fuses but my pickup will not start - the only thing I get is the dash board lights.

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    My Chevy Avalanche will not start. It doesn't do anything. I've try to jump it, check the fuses and switch relays. Any ideas would be appreciated.



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What are the symptoms? Does the truck crank over and just not catch, or does it do absolutely nothing when you turn the key? If it does nothing at all, try taking out the starter relay and swapping it with a similarly-rated relay from another system in the truck (or just replace it, as they are usually in the $10 range at an auto parts store). It could be that the starter relay has failed.

If it cranks and cranks but won't catch, you may need to replace the cap and rotor - they wear out over time and will fail to allow the vehicle to start if they wear out enough. If you can, take the cap off and inspect the rotor and the contact points in the cap. The edge of the rotor should be grooved, like the edge of a quarter. If it's smooth, it is ready to be replaced. Also, how do the rotor and cap points look? Are they shiny or dull/dingy/dirty/burned looking? If they're grimy looking, you can clean them up with a wire brush and some carb cleaner or (better) some electrical contact cleaner, and try them again, but if the rotor edge is smooth, I'd replace both it and the cap and see how it goes.

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