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    Default Power to everything but starter won't turn

    Hey guys and gals,
    I'm sure this problem has been talked about on here before but I couldn't find an exact answer. I have have 2005 silverado and when I turn the key to start it sometimes I get nothing. But everything turns on and functional but when I turn the key nothing. Sometimes it starts right up other times it takes a couple tries to get it started. is this an ignition swith?

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    Also it can go a week or 2 without ever doing it and then one week it might do it once a day.

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    clean your battery terminals and look for corrosion where your grounds go to the chassis.
    Still Loyal to GM after all these years...:shocked:
    2006 Impala LT 3.5L
    2005 Silverado WT small cab/longbed 4x4 4.3L V6
    1999 Grand Am 3.4L in TX w/ our youngest
    1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4 door 4x4 'Ole Rusty' - 'SOLD'
    1988 S-10 small cab/longbed HT3.4L Crate Engine
    1970 Nova 250 I-6, factory 3 sp floor shifter.
    1968 Chevelle 'Nomad' Wagon 250 I-6 w/ 3 on da' tree.

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    I will try that thanks for the tip.

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    Jr. Apprentice
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    Jan 2010
    Bountiful, Utah


    If that doesn't work, also check your connection on the starter itself, Mine did the same thing and had just worked itself a bit loose. Took two mins to get the tools out climb under and tighten it, hasn't been an issue since.
    96 Tahoe
    Flat tops
    LT4 cam
    2200 Stall
    Built trans
    3" exhuast
    Hypertech programmer
    255/70/17 BFG mud terrains

    And after all that it is still SLOW!!!!

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    Thanks so far it sounds like an easy fix.

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    Checked all my connections for corrrosion or being loose and came up with nothing. Think I might start by changing the ignition swithch then going from there.

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    probably the starter solenoid- check have someone hold the key in start(when it is acting up) and check for voltage at the solenoid. if you have power to the solenoid only with the key in start than your starter solenoid is bad. if you have no power in start than it is a broken wire or ignition switch.
    i had the same problem with my 02 duramax- replaced the ignition switch($200) before i thought about checking for current at the solenoid- solenoid was bad- but had to replace the entire starter.

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    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Bountiful, Utah


    I agree with the above post... See if you are getting power to the selenoid.

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    Thanks for the replys I've kind of forgot about the problem since it hasn't happened since the last post(and today it'll happen) I'll definitly check the solenoid tonight.

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