I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE STARTER OR ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2001 GMC Sierra
  • 150,000 miles


I am trying to figure out if the starter or solenoid is bad on my truck. Twice I went to crank it and the starter did not even click. I had bright lights and good voltage on the battery, so I tapped on the starter with a hammer while another person turned the ignition key. It fires right up. Should I replace the whole assembly?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 9:45 PM

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  • JDL
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  • 16,289 posts

If starter issue, I'd replace starter and solenoid as a unit.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 9:50 PM

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