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Postby tmanis [OP] » Nov 13 2013, 11:33pm

This has happened numerous times with my wife but only once for me and I hooked up the battery charger and it started right up. But sometimes you'll just hear "click" and it won't start. Having had GM's in the past I was thinking maybe starter solenoid? Any other thoughts or ideas? :?:
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Postby gmcultr » Nov 14 2013, 12:19am

If it is the solenoid... its built on to the starter as a non-replaceable part . Gotta replace the whole starter.

Have you had the battery tested... in this cold weather a cell could have died or something.

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Postby ASTE25 » Nov 14 2013, 1:18am

Check the battery cables as well.
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Postby Rogue205 » Nov 14 2013, 2:13am

What's happened on more that one vehicle for me, as well as in the auto shop. That the battery will only have somewhere around 10.some volts, enough to turn everything on, but not enough to crank the starter.

Usually the problem was a cell in the battery going dead, or a parastic drain problem. Where something doesnt shut off when it should.

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Postby Blaine06 » Nov 14 2013, 2:20am

I would also check the battery and the cables. I've had a truck not start sometimes but the batter would always test good and it was just the cables were to corroded, even though it didn't look that way.
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Postby tmanis [OP] » Nov 14 2013, 3:29pm

Interesting....I'll have the battery checked and update when I find something out. Thanks everyone.
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Postby esox07 » Nov 14 2013, 4:15pm

Yep, usually when you get the click....click....click, it is caused by the battery not supplying enough power to the starter. It could be the battery going bad, the battery not having a full charge (not recharging as you drive) or a problem getting the power to the starter (bad cables).
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Postby bahndrvr » Nov 14 2013, 4:52pm

Same thing, had battery tested it was dead.

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It's the battery don't go replacing parts - just replace the battery IMO.
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Postby tmanis [OP] » Dec 10 2013, 3:43pm

Well I guess only time will tell but I took the old battery to be checked and it was completely dead despite truck running earlier that day (had to jump it). $150.00 battery later and everything so far is fine. Will post more if problem continues. Thanks for the help and ideas everyone.
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Postby ASTE25 » Dec 10 2013, 8:32pm

Sounds like you found the problem.
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