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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Truck
#279 of 510 Ignition/starting issues 96 silverado
Mar 02, 2011 (9:36 am)
Found It, Fixed it! Called the ignition switch-a wiring harness within steering column/lower dash. Bought brand new w/lifetime warranty O'reilys for 139. Couple hrs labor. Starts like new every time. BEST instructions for removal w/pics & step by step www.sparkys-answers.com/2008/12/1996-chevrolet-1500-truck-ignition.html. No sign in, they forget to mention an E4 & E5 star socket needed. Also, clean & tighten the ground wire for fuel pump located under truck, next to gas tank, on TOP side of frame. Heavy corrosion/dirt and loose will affect starting. Easy to check and has happened before.
#280 of 510 Re: 2008 silverado Max not starting [kip1975]
Mar 02, 2011 (12:20 pm)
Can you please email me your complete contact information including a good number to reach you, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer? I would like to assist you with this.
GM Customer Service
#281 of 510 2009 chevy 2500hd 6.0L not starting
Mar 06, 2011 (9:49 am)
I have a 2009 2500 chevy with low miles on it. The last time i was using it, i parked it outside and shut it off. after about 20 minutes i came out to put it inside and it wouldn't start at all. It makes clicking noises. I ended up jumping it to see if that would work, and it started right off. Ever since then it has run fine, until this morning i had the same problem. I haven't jumped it yet, but have tried tapping the starter and the gas tank to see if that helped, which it didn't. Any ideas?
#282 of 510 Re: starting issue [scot03gmc]
Mar 09, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Nevermind!!! I drove this truck (2003 GMC Sierra) only a few times since I replaced the neutral safety switch and it did fine . Now it wont crank at all. Doing the same thing. Turn the key and nothing. Battery is fully charged. NOTHING! I am at my wits end with this truck. Has anyone figured it out yet?
#283 of 510 Re: 2009 chevy 2500hd 6.0L not starting [aknapp2005]
Mar 16, 2011 (8:22 am)
Taking your vehicle to a dealer is always a good step when trying to diagnosis your vehicle. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
GM Customer Service
#284 of 510 Re: 2009 chevy 2500hd 6.0L not starting [gmcustsvc]
Mar 16, 2011 (6:52 pm)
We have a 2003 Chevy pickup that is doing the exact same thing, we have tested the battery, changed the ignition switch, now we are going to have to tow to a mechanic. If anyone finds a solution, PLEASE share. As for taking it to the dealership, it sounds like many of the people here that have done so have spent a lot money getting several things replaced, but are still having the same issues.
#285 of 510 Re: 2008 silverado Max not starting [gmcustsvc]
Mar 23, 2011 (11:23 am)
I am having the same problem with my 08 Silverado. It wont start. This has happened to me twice now and it is currently at the dealer, but they cant find anything wrong with it . There is a problem and I want it fixed. I have only had this truck two weeks. The dealer I bought it from is going to pay to have it fixed, but they have to be able to find the problem first. The first time it happened, the engine code said to Service the Theft Deterrent System. The second time it happened, no code would come up. I have also been told from others that they beleive it has something to do with the OnStar system. Can you help me !!! Please !!!
#286 of 510 Re: 2008 silverado Max not starting [bigred46]
Mar 25, 2011 (5:45 am)
I am currently assisting Christina on the forum and I am glad to here that you are working with your local dealership regarding your concern. Please feel free to keep me informed on any new developments with the fix. I can also try to assist you. In order to do so I will need your VIN as well as your name, address, and phone number. Thank you in advance.
Tricia, GM Customer Service.
#287 of 510 2005 Silverado with starting problems
Mar 25, 2011 (6:23 am)
I have a 2005 Silverado 1500 crew cab that I bought last fall. Love the truck, but I've had four occasions where it wouldn't start - had full power, but wouldn't make a noise or turn over. Had it towed to the local mechanic, who didn't have the diagnostic equipment, but checked out battery, alternator, etc. and all checked out fine. Started on its own a few days later. Did the same thing again a few days later, but then did start later in the day so I drove it straight to the dealer, who put it on machines, but couldn't find any problem... never did it there. Brought it home and now it's done it again yesterday. Tried to start again this morning and nothing. This is really stressful... I'm a single parent and can't be stranded places! Bought a nice truck for reliability and am very stressed and worried about being left stranded again somewhere. Please help!
#288 of 510 Re: 2008 silverado Max not starting [gmcustsvc]
Mar 25, 2011 (6:38 am)
Thank you for replying. The Chevy dealer finally got the truck to not start and tracked it down to the starter. The starter armature has a bad spot in the comm, and everytime it would happen to stop in that exact spot it would not start. So, they replaced the starter and said that it is fixed. I hope it is. I dont want this happening again. For now I am good to go, but if it happens again, I will contact you with the info you need.