ENGINE WONT TURN OVER

1996 GMC Truck

Tiny

catrains

March, 11, 2010 AT 11:07 PM

Electrical problem
1996 GMC Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

This morning I took the truck and ran some errands. After being out and about for a couple of hours, I made a stop at the store, and when I got back in and tried to start it, nothing happened except for clicking. A few weeks ago, I noticed some drag when trying to start it, so I put water in the battery and cleaned the corrosion. There have been no other issues till now. I followed the clicking to what looked like a relay. So when I replaced it and the truck still did not start, I was surprised. I then checked the starter and the solenoid, which is located on the starter. The starter tested bad. So it was replaced. Can you help me as to what else could cause this? The engine will not turn at all and everything has ample power. The starter only had two wires coming out of it, but it looks like there is a third connection for another wire. Hmmmm.I am truly baffled.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Tiny

rasmataz

March, 12, 2010 AT 1:21 AM

Hi there, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Have helper hold key at cranking position-you check for power at the purple wire at the starter. Don't have it-do below

Check and test the maxi fuse no.6 40amp if okay, test the starter relay in the underhood fuse/relay center-if both fuse and relay okay test out the park and neutral position switch at left side of transmission-this one okay-last place is the ignition switch.


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