Hi I am having a problem getting my 2006 Chevy SSR to start. I put the key in turn it and all it does is clicks. So I assume the battery is dead. So I have it charging overnight. Now if I go out tomorrow and try to start it and it does the same thing then I need to dig deeper. The problem with this truck is the battery sits all the way in the rear under the rear axle in a battery box that drops down. I really don't want to crawl under and take it all apart to see how many volts are at the battery. Under the hood their is a red terminal box and the ground is metal near the alternator. If I take a volt meter and put the positive lead on the positive box and I take the negative lead and put it on the ground near the alternator will this give me the battery voltage. My next question is I took the alternator out to get it checked. Napa advanced autozone and oreilly can not test it because they don't have the right cord or program for it. Is their a way of testing it if I find out that the battery is good. Last question is the starter which I hope not but is their a way of testing it with a voltmeter or some other way. I hate this design. It makes it bad for people who like to work on cars. Me personally. I love the older cars and I am young. They are so much easier and their is less electrical junk in it. Thanks.
have the same problem?
Monday, November 25th, 2013 AT 5:41 PM