Question about 1997 GMC Sierra
Hello there geddas64,
When it clicks:
- Is it a series of rapid clicks? If so, this usually is indicative of a low battery state. If you have someone to give you a jump, try it again. If the jump works, run it for a while. Stop the engine, then try to restart. If it does the same thing, have both the alternator and the battery checked.
- Is it a single strong CLICK? If so, the problem is either the solenoid or the starter.
The solenoid contacts could be burned.
The starter could be bad.
The connection between the two may be damaged.
If you are comfortable under the truck, pull the starter.
See whats wrong:
Remember: Good things come to those who Rate
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
After replacing the starter, solenoid, and relay.. and still just getting the one strong click but no starter movement, I did some reading on other similar posts and decided to triple check the battery conections. I had my battery disconnected 3 times already from checking it briefly in the first place plus swapping my starter out (twice, counting putting the old one back on) -- and made sure everything was tight, etc, so doubted that was the issue. But, what I found was that there was some corrosion between the two wiring sections on the positive side. The wire that was feeding all my accessories, lights, etc was getting good contact and thus making me think that the battery was fine. But the wiring lead that connects behind the first wire connector and goes to the starter was fairly corroded. I used a wire brush and some cleaner and walla, it fired right up. Evidently, there was some current making it through the corrosion to make it click, but not enough to make the starter go. ...I gotta get a voltage meter.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
Check and make sure that your not missin any teeth on your flywheel, the starter may not be gettin a good bite on there, you can look by just pullin the starter or the inspection plate, i'd pull starter tho
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
I have Honda Passport .. when I go to start the car & turn key - nothing happens - NO CLICK... then I take key out and turn it again and it'll start ... can you help and tell me what to check... thanks, donna
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Try another starter and also try turning the crank bolt with a ratchet and socket to make sure that the crank isn't frozen in place. Do not leave the keys in the car when doing so. You don't want anyone messing around in the truck when trying that!
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
SOURCE: 2001 GMC Sonoma. SLS
Tilt the steering wheel down all the way and see if it starts, if it does then there is a main power wire loose in the steering columb. Thats all which comes to my mind at this time.
Posted on Sep 16, 2011
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