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2003 GMC Yukon Denali Base 4dr AWD

2003 GMC Yukon Denali
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door
12 mpg city / 16 mpg hwy
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October 26, 2012, 11:01 pm

AJ G
 

Question: Why does my truck have hard starts?

I drive my car sevweral times throughout the day. At some point I go to leave again and it doesn't start up as easy as normal. It seems like my battery is low on power; but it turns over.


November 10, 2012, 10:53 am

Elizabeth K
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When you say it doesn't start up as easy, do you mean that the starter turns the engine over more slowly? Or it turns over for a long time but then engine doesn't start as readily?

If it's the first one, then the problem is in the starting circuit, but without testing the battery, starter and cable/connections, it is impossible to tell. Your symptoms do sound like a starter that is beginning to fail, but you need to have it tested or else you can spend a lot of money guessing. Many auto parts stores will test your battery and even your starter (on the car) for free. That would be a good first step.


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