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  • Tiny
  • hwb120240
  • 1991 Chevrolet Van
  • 189,000 miles

4.3 V6 New starter, new 800 CCA battery. It was slow turning over and the battery was an old one so replaced it. Was tested first and needed to be. So, no change. Replaced cables. No change. New startert today and still the same problem. Turns over like the battery is low. But it is not. What else can cause the motor to turn over slowly instead of spinning right over?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 8:15 PM

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  • saturntech9
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  • 28,784 posts

Corroded battery cables the ends and sometimes under the insulation battery acid leaks down the cables. Have you made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 8:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • hwb120240
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These are new cables

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 9:33 PM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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DAT'S MY #1 ANSWER TOO

SEE MY LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

I'D RULE THAT STUFF IN MY LINK OUT COMPLETELY BEFORE TRYING OTHER STUFF

OTHER THINGS I CAN THINK OF IS

..........CABLE GAUGE IS TOO SMALL

..........INCORRECT STARTER

..........NEW BAD STARTER

.........STARTER TEETH TOO CLOSE TO FLYWHEEL....SHIMMING MAY HELP http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&;catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Form&langId=-1&searchTerm=starter+shim&vehicleIdSearch=20777&searchedFrom=header

..........MECHANICAL ISSUES---WATER IN CYLINDER--ETC

KEEP US POSTED

THE MEDIC

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Friday, February 8th, 2013 AT 2:28 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Also see if the engine turns over freely by hand.

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Friday, February 8th, 2013 AT 2:39 AM

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