CHEVY - STARTING IS INTERMITTENT; RADIO WILL RESET
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
September, 27, 2011 AT 5:29 PM
2005 Chevy Tahoe - Starting is intermittent; radio will reset when trying to start vehicle. Starting is getting worse, symptoms - turn key nothing, turn key power to dash then when starting you hear click like a dead battery. Then next try - vehicle starts. Starter Solenoid?
Check to make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. It sounds like a loose connection.
September, 27, 2011 AT 5:55 PM
You have a loss of power supply from somewhere. Test the battery itself first and then look at all the connections.
September, 27, 2011 AT 6:08 PM
Battery is fairly new; connections are good. Just went out to try again - turn key to accessory. Interior powers up. Turn key further to start, everything goes dead. Turn key back to accessory and wait 10-20 seconds power returns to interior. Try again, sounds like dead battery or solenoid not engaging. Finally started and started 15 time in a row (until I stopped trying).
September, 27, 2011 AT 6:19 PM
Listen to me. You have a loss of power supply somewhere.
September, 27, 2011 AT 6:24 PM
This sounds like a bad starter. Next time it wont start try tapping on the starter with a hammer and see if it starts. The armature in the starter is bad and when it stops on the bad spot thats when it wont start.