starting problem will not crank

Discussion in 'Chevy S10 Forum (GMC Sonoma)' started by 96sonoma, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. ippielb

    ippielb New Member

    just give the starter a whack with a hammer. there is a coil inside it that usually gets a short in it. Giving it a whack or two usually fixes it. But if it happens again, you know what to do.
  2. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    can you help me by telling me where the relays are? i cant fine nothing under the hood?.... and ive tried hitting the starter then crawling out and tryna start it and didnt work.. but i guess ill try that again.. but knowing where the relays are would help thanks for the info
  3. dpeter

    dpeter New Member

    If you can positivly determine the clicking you hear is coming from the starter then you can be sure it is not your wiring to it. Double check the positive connections from battery to starter and if they are in good shape then your starter is at fault. Oh, and as Conlan pointed out, there is alot of current available on those wires so be careful and disconnect the negative terminal before you do so. Loud, large and bright sparks await the missplaced tool if you don't!
  4. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    yes im sure that the one click that i hear is from the starter because while i was under it it my brother pushed the button while i was under there and it is the starter, but i maybe be wrong but wouldnt hearing that click mean that the starter is getting power?
  5. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Yup but it might not be getting enough power. Try out our fixes and see how it work.
  6. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    yea hitting the starter does nothing?.. just curious about where the relay is? and im bout to take the tire off to look a the connections because i cant from under the car, and looking from the bottom.. theres a like a small hole not sure if that should be there?

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    i only see see one wire clearly and that the wire thats in the middle of the too big "bolts?" on the soloniod
  7. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    How big is it? Can you take a pic. The relay is in the under hood fuse box.
  8. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    i cant find a fuse box under the hood, and the hole its a small one and yea ill take pics tomorrow.. but i did what you said i shouldnt do but im still alive and jumped the starter but all that happend was clicks nothing so will that mean that the starter is deff bad and i need a new one? and the starter is the problem?
  9. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Yah starter is likely dead.
  10. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    ok so to remove the starte i undeo the two blots that i can see from laying under the car? then guide it threw and undo the bolts thats on the soliniod
  11. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    correct undo the nuts that hold the wires to the solenoid.
  12. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    ok so as long as its not raining tomorrow ill take it out bring it to auto zone have them test it if its dead i guess ill shell out the 100 or so to get a new one and hope it works
  13. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

  14. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    if not anyone has any other ideas?

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    ok so its raining here.. so i dont think im getting it out today, so either before work tomorrow or monday ill have it out
  15. 95K1500

    95K1500 New Member

    Sounds like you probably have a bad starter... make sure the battery is good and has no corrosion or connection problems, then try tapping on the starter while turning the key if it starts then you're starter is bad and needs to be replaced. If it doesn't start then get a breaker bar and see if you can turn the engine to make sure it isn't seized.
  16. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    thanks for the response but seems like you didnt read but i tried tapping the starter nothing the batt is deff good and i turnd the engine with a regualer wrench as long as the pully i turnt was the right one, i also jumped the starter solianoid with the samething just one click
  17. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    ok gentlmen so i took out the stater took it to auto zone and it PASSED so what i did next was say to my self its autozone soo i bought a new/remanerfactured starter put it in and it now works =]
  18. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Yay!!! Its weird that it passed tho.
  19. 96sonoma

    96sonoma New Member

    yea put the test it dosnt test it under load or anything but i took it off and if i shook it i could hear stuff moving thats the only reason i got a new one to.. but the test just sees if the gear moves thats it and in the test theres hardly any resistant on the gear
  20. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Well at least you got it running again.

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