Engine want crank

Tiny
JOE1953
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 233,000 MILES
When I turn the key to the cranking position nothing happen the starter want turn the gauges on the instrument cluster don't move no light on in the instrument cluster the turn signal lights not working the head lights are working the hazard flashers are working the bolt that hold the positive cable on the battry the bolt is tight but the cable not very tight how do I tight the cable? The battry have a side post I disconnect the little wire from the starter solenoid and turn the key to cranking position and hook a test light to the starter solenoid small wire my test light light up so current is getting to the starter solenoid, so I bench test the starter motor it will crank what could be the cause for the starter motor not to crank when bolted to the engine?
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Friday, March 25th, 2016 AT 10:35 PM

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Tiny
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If you cable isn't tight check to see if the bolt is to long and either get correct one or put a washer behind bolt. Also check items in pic
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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It just started this problem march march 22 I did a Jump off and the starter crank if the bolt to long what causing the bolt to be to long? I hope I can get my truck fix today
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
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Cold be a bad cable as well also have battery checked for condition including load test. Most places do for free
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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I put the battry into another truck and it crank the engine I don't it's the battry how do I check the fues and starter relay?
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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Why the turn signal don't work but the head lights will?
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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Cause it could be the switch is bad, flasher, no power from a blown fuse. You can pull the fuse out and look at it or use a test light on both sides with key on to see if it is ok.
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Saturday, March 26th, 2016 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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The Maxi Fuse 6 was blown what could couse the fuse to blow and what to check for the cause?
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Sunday, March 27th, 2016 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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A short will cause the fuse to blow it may have something shorted out it 's for the whole car and just wait and see if it happens again. Also you said your cable wasn't tight that could have done it as well.
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Sunday, March 27th, 2016 AT 12:22 PM

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