1999 Chevy Silverado Raining Day

Tiny
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1999 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Today it rained alot, I thought I was cool driving through the large puddles of water in my 1999 Chevy Silverado. Thought it was fun my truck is lifted. Well not so fun, when I turned my truck off I couldn't start it. The lights didn't dim at all, its just when I turn the Key there is no noise from the started at all. Checked the fuses, the batter terminals are all in nice n tight. I left it over night. To see if maybe it needed to dry. But it seemed like there no juice getting to the starter. Please help!
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 10:35 AM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you please tell me the model of your vehicle. Is it a C1500 etc. Also the engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.

Well, sorry the fun has turned bad.

Just a couple of questions so we are saying the same thing.

You turn the key and nothing as in no noise at all. No engine movement. The lights come on the dash. But the engine just sits nice and quiet?

Also, depending on the answer to the above. You said it seemed like no juice to the starter. Make sure you are safe about it. Can you turn the key to run. Then take jumper cables and go right from the battery positive post to the nut the positive cable it hooked to on the starter and see if the starter turns.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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Its a c1500 V8 5.3L. The truck isn't here so I dont have the vin. I turn the key and there isn't n e engine noise. The lights come on, the stereo and everything else that runs on power. But when I turn the key its just flat. It sat all day today so hopefully something just got wet and needs to dry. Please respond asap! Thanks for everything!
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Okay, when you do get the VIN make sure you get that to me. It may be your ignition switch, it may be something else.

When you get a chance - do as I suggested above which was." . You said it seemed like no juice to the starter. Make sure you are safe about it. Can you turn the key to run. Then take jumper cables and go right from the battery positive post to the nut the positive cable it hooked to on the starter and see if the starter turns."

Also, please go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and use their tool loan program and pull the codes. Most important: Once you check your codes, if you find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that.
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Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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Well I know there is power going to the starter becuz I grouded a screwdriver on the starter and it sparked. I took the starter out and I tried to turn the gear myself and it wouldn't turn. I took it to a local alternator/starter repair shop and they are going to test it and let me know if thats the problem. Also the starter seems to have a lot of debris. I will respond with vin number and also the update on the starter. Thanx
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Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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Starter was bad! Got a new one, installed it and there we go! Turned on with no problem!
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Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Hey fantastic! Glad it worked out for you.

Last item for you. Looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

05068C
03/06/2008
Recall - Possible Front Wheel Speed Sensor Corrosion

06019
04/03/2006
Recall - Tailgate Support Cable Defect

NHTSA06V066000
03/08/2006
Recall 06V066000: Tailgate Cable Replacement

05042B
02/27/2006
Recall - Parking Brake System Modification

NHTSA05V379000
08/29/2005
Recall 05V379000: Wheel Speed Sensor Cleaning

NHTSA05V161000
04/20/2005
Recall 05V161000: Park Brake Defect

04094
01/25/2005
Recall - Front Wheel Speed Sensor Corrosion

NHTSA00V404000
11/30/2000
Recall 00V404000: Body Pressure Relief Valve Inoperative

NHTSA00V345000
10/27/2000
Recall 00V345000: Possible Brake Line Leak

NHTSA00V097000
03/27/2000
Recall 00V097000: Seat Belt defect

NHTSA98V242000
10/01/1998
Recall 98V242000: Steering Gear Bolt Torque
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