Question about 1988 Chevrolet Suburban
Kore94, check the tension on the alternator belt. If it's loose enough to not turn the alternator,it won't charge the battery (i get nothing), but a battery will often 'recharge' (not exactly, but close enough) when left alone long enough to the point you'll get a few cranks. I am assuming that if you were to jump the truck it would start, although it might not run after the cables are removed.
If the belt is loose, tighten it up (don't get crazy, just snug enough to not slip), start the truck, and check the DC voltage at the battery. if it is under 13 volts, the alternator has turned to toast from the neglect. In it is over 13 volts, the alternator is ok. In either case, now would be an excellent time to change ALL your belts and water hoses, but it would be 'mandatory' to replace the belt that was slipping, since it will have lost it's ability to hold 'traction' on the pulleys over the long haul...
gbitondo, if your belts aren't slipping, take of the front tire(s) and look at the disk caliper. There should be a piec of metal that sticks out from the brake pads and hovers over the rotor (disc). If the piece of metal is on or near the disk, it has done it's job and annoyed you into discovering that it is past time for new brake pads. If not (but if it only happens when the pedal is pushed, it's almost a given this is it), keep looking and listening for the true source of the noise.
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