I was hoping you could help me out. Recently my 1990 chevy silverado 1/2 ton blew a head gasket. I took it down myself and had my mechanic change everything out and get her running again. New parts included head gaskets, intake/exhaut manifold gaskets, new water pump and gaskets, new starter, new plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor.
Took her home and all was well. She always started hard (4-5 cranks before motor running) but started none the less.
A week after the repairs I had problems. Started the truck and drove it about 15 miles, no stall, no idle issues, no hesitation. Stopped for a bite and came out 10 minutes later, engine cranked twice upon ignition then would not crank at all. The only thing I heard was the solenoid clicking. Got a jump and still would not start.
Had it towed to the shop where a heat shield was installed over the new starter. Started up cold fine, ran her 10 minutes and shut it off, could not start again. Engine cranked once than only the solenoid clicked, no start.
My battery was checked while it was running and it was being charged by the alternator. I bought a new battery however and returned the new starter for another remf. Installed both and checked cables (battey to starter and block ground), all good with no corrosion. Cranked 5 times and kicked on! Ran for 10 minutes, shut off and same problem. It cranked 2 times than only the solenoid clicked.
I tried turing the engine by had on the harmonic balancer. It turned tightly but did move on all occasions.
Today I tried to start it dead cold and it wouldn't even crank once, just solenoid clicking. My father thinks it might be an engine seizing issue (bearings/rings heating and expanding) but I'm not certain. Fooled with shimming the starter in place but still did not help. Don't think the flywheel teeth are shot but not sure.
Please help! I don't have a cent more to spend on this vehicle and need it for my work (contracting).
I appreciate any and all info/advice!
have the same problem?
Friday, September 12th, 2008 AT 12:58 PM