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    Post Starter clicks but wont crank

    This is my first post so here goes.

    98' Suburban 2500 454

    I dove about 100 miles today stop and start multiple times then i get home listen to the radio for about 3 hours and burban wont start. The starter motor clicks but wont crank.

    I just got new bat last week, amp are at normal level(even tried to jump start but not needed)
    I checked all the fuses and replays. Batt cables not corroded.


    When i was cleaning the starter (thought all the mudd might affect connections) a small rubber thing fell off the bottom of the starter where theres a hole. dont know what that was or iff its relevant just thought i should let yall know.

    I think its the starter but I wana c if yall have any ideas before i go spending 130 on a new starter.

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    Do the Ol' Hammer trick.. Hit it on the Solenoid while someone is turning the key. It may be stuck..
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    The hitting of the hammer worked!!!! So should I replace that part?

    also should the check engine light come on?

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    65 -==ot sure where to go from there.. I always -just hit it a few times and it was fine..

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    Most likely you will need to replace the starter solenoid, especially as we head in to summer. Heat will make it worse and you don't want to be stranded. I think you can replace the solenoid without even removing the starter. However, it might not be a bad idea to take the whole unit it in to an auto parts store and have it bench tested.
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