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#299 of 314 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems
Dec 30, 2012 (11:55 am)
hey guys my truck is giving me fits ! its a 4.
3 litre 5 speed. ive had ignition module ckecked out and it is fine . then yesterday i changed the ignition switch which didnt help at all . i put the key in and step on the clutch turn to start and fuel pump picks up and all lights come on but it wont do anything else . the starter relay kicks in also. i used to be able to switch it on and off rel fast over and over and it would finally start. now it wont at all . any help would be GREATLY appreciatted ! thank you
#300 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [chrislynd]
Dec 30, 2012 (12:48 pm)
Sounds like a bad starter. Either have it tested by removing or if you take every caution and know where not put your hands, like within the fan shroud, you can have somebody try to start the truck, hold the key in the start position an TAP on the starter with a 1 or 2 pound hammer, gently, just to vibrate the starter... PLEASE MAKE SURE THE TRUCK IN IN NEUTRAL, and BLOCKED AND SECURED so it does not roll over you... IT sounds like you have had the problem for quite some time.... If you are NOT mechanical, then take the starter off and have it tested at a local shop or parts store... By symptoms, you have a BAD starter... Good luck!!!
#301 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [rock88]
Dec 30, 2012 (1:36 pm)
thank you rock88 i will try that now and let u know how it goes. i was hoping thats what it was ... im tired of chasing electrical problems !!
#302 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [rock88]
Dec 30, 2012 (1:55 pm)
rock you are the man!!!!!!!!!! thanks buddy ! if u close i'd buy you a giant beer ... or coke ! started right up after a little persuading . goin to get a new starter now . thank you very much
#303 of 314 02 sonoma 4.3 liter 4whd starter change out
Dec 30, 2012 (4:20 pm)
anyone have any nifty shortcuts on gettin the starter out without disassembling the whole front of my truck? lol wow! i think they built the whole truck around it !! thanks. o yeh its a 5 speed standard
#304 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma 4.3 liter 4whd starter change out [chrislynd]
Dec 31, 2012 (3:05 am)
I know removing and replacing the starter can be a monumental task on those trucks. It took me the better part of the day on mine. I would recommend before you do all that is to check out the batter cables thoroughly . Sometimes the cables have hidden deterioration to the point where just enough current is getting through to allow some things to work but not the heavy current needed for the starter. Sometimes because of the plastic jacket on the cable the deterioration is not visible.
#305 of 314 2002 S10 ZR5 not starting-electrical issue
Jan 08, 2013 (6:41 pm)
2002 s10 will not start. First time it happened, I tried jumping my truck. Did not work, turns out my distributor was completely shot-Replaced. Fuel Pump went bad (same week)-Replaced. Just after xmas my truck would not start again. Jumping it fixed the problem. Once more a week later, truck did not start, Jumped it and the problem was gone. Replaced the battery as it was 5 years old and it was time to elimante the problem, thinking the cold weather may have contributed. Still, I have to jump my truck...a jump pack will not do the trick, it must be jumped by another vehicle. (i've tried 4 different jump packs)
I had the battery, alternator, and started all checked--reading was perfect on all three. There is a drain somewhere.....any suggestions or ideas?? please and thank you.
#306 of 314 Re: 1994 GMC SONOMA- starting problems. [bnbilen]
Jan 08, 2013 (6:51 pm)
my 2002 has similar problems as far as turn signals and markers are concerned. Mine are not in the cab with gaugues, but rather the lamps themself.
If you're looking at the vehicle, the driver turn lamp (by the headlight) is lit. The lower turn marker (by the fog lamps) is not. The passenger side, the lower lamp is lit while the upper is not. I have replaced bulbs, obviosusly, but the problem is still there...have you seen anything similar?
#307 of 314 Re: 4 starters in 4 months. [sonomamalice]
Jan 11, 2013 (5:36 pm)
A friend of mines is experiencing the same problem. Have you founded a solution to this unusual problem? Thanks in advance!
#308 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [chrislynd]
Jan 30, 2013 (10:21 pm)