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    Default Wont crank.

    I have a 2000 z71 silverado 5.3l and it wouldnt start at all after 20min of being turned off. I checked everything and all relays are fine and all grounds are in place and the battery was good. It would turn on all the accesories with no problem. It wont CRANK!!!!!!!

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    Bluegrass Country


    If you have a multimeter, check if your getting 12 volts to the solenoid on the starter with the key turned in the start position. If your not getting 12 volts, it's a good possibility your ignition switch is bad. I just had the same problem on a 01 chevy.

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    For me, this problem is most often caused by a bad/loose connection at the battery. It takes so much more current to crank the engine than to run accessories.

    It's not common, but I have had a battery that would test good even though it was bad.
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    thanks guys it turned out to be som lose conections on the starter

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