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WILL NOT START OR TURN OVER EVEN WITH BOOST.

1998 Chevrolet Tahoe • 293,000 miles

My 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe was running fine in the evening. The next morning I went to start the vehicle and it would not turn over. I am getting a single click, when I turn the key, from the starter and my headlights go out. I get all of my power options, such as windows locks lights and stereo. I am wondering if that is a problem with the starter or if I should check something else.
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BM Matt
November 22, 2011.



It is most likely a bad starter. Remove it(instructions attached) and have it tested.
Removal
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove starter brackets and heat shield. Remove starter solenoid
terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut. Separate wiring from starter. Raise vehicle and remove starter.
Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure shims are installed in original location. Tighten starter
mounting bolts to specification.
Starter bolt torque spec: 30 foot-pounds.
Solenoid bolts: 70 inch-pounds.

Rivermikerat
Nov 22, 2011.