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Postby Ds1983 [OP] » Sep 16 2020, 2:05am

Went to leave my job today and engine wouldn’t start. I know it’s not the battery nor the starter. This issue has happened in the past but never took 1.5 hrs of sitting to get it started. Usually only 20-30 min but has not happened in a while till today. I’ve already got a new key made, had the starter solenoid replaced, had the battery checked and yet every time it happens I take to mechanic nothing he can do since not doing when he has it. Have had all I can take and debating about trading in my paid for truck. Other than that it’s been a great truck. Can anyone point me in some direction to get this issue resolved? I’m desperate. It’s. Silverado lt 1500 4 wd 4.8 v8
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Re: Starting issues

Postby Rambodog » Sep 16 2020, 2:20am

Welcome to the site.
Does the truck crank with no start or is it completely dead when it acts up?
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Re: Starting issues

Postby Ds1983 [OP] » Sep 16 2020, 2:22am

I have lights, radio, locks, windows, basically everything except ignition
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Re: Starting issues

Postby Wyo George » Sep 16 2020, 3:17am

By "no ignition" do you mean it turns over fine, but has no spark or that it won't turn over?
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Re: Starting issues

Postby Ds1983 [OP] » Sep 16 2020, 3:56am

Will not turn over
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Re: Starting issues

Postby chem_man » Sep 16 2020, 7:18am

When this happens, and you attempt to start the engine, turn on your headlights and see what happens. If the headlights dim a lot, that indicates the starter is pulling a whole lot of current (more than it should), the battery is weak or has bad cell, or there is a very poor electrical connection in the starting circuit (both positive and ground sides).

If your headlights do not dim at all, then for some reason the starter is not getting the voltage/current in order to turn the engine over - could be caused by a bad starter solenoid, relay, some sensor, or ignition switch. The cause needs to be diagnosed.
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