WHY WON'T OUR TRUCK START?

  • Tiny
  • Rebecca Duval
  • 1997 Chevrolet Truck
  • 143,000 miles

Without warning the truck didn't want to start yesterday. When the ignition is turned the headlights, dash lights, radio all come on and the windows operate. Just no noise at all comes from the engine. We took the battery up and it tested good, touched the posts on the solenoid and it kicked off and the alternator turns freely. What else can we check?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 3:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

The little wire on the solenoid. Have someone turn the key to the start position and see if there is 12 volts at that little wire. If there is, replace the starter motor. If there is not, could be an ignition switch or a neutral safety switch.

Roy

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 3:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rebecca Duval
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Thank you very much! We will check those options next!

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 4:31 PM
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Good luck

Roy

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 5:09 PM

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