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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Reg Cab 119.0 WB Work Truck

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
16 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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December 20, 2012, 4:05 pm

Jim E
 

Question: My 97 GMC 1500 won't start sometimes

On occasion, my truck won't start. Usually this happens after shutting it down, and then within 10-15 trying to start it again, such as at the gas station. When you turn the key, lights come on, etc, there's obviously electrical power, but the starter won't turn over. After about 10-15 minutes it starts fine. This isn't an every time problem. Is there a solenoid, etc that might be wearing out or getting hot and causing this?


January 2, 2013, 7:56 pm

Tyler O
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Probably time to replace the starter. It could also be a starter relay or bad ignition switch. You need to check the connections and check for power at the starter signal wire while attempting to crank the engine over.


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