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#441 of 510 Re: 2009 Chevy Siverado starting problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 06, 2012 (8:06 am)
Sarah this truck has 76,000 miles and I have paid for a computer diagnosis, told it was a bad starter, had a new one installed. I am out over $500 so far and my truck still has intermittent no start issues. Chevrolet has not been helpful so I had another auto repair mechanic try and still playing the expensive guessing game. I guess I will have to try to figure out this problem myself so I can get this thing running enough to trade it in on a more reliable brand than Chevrolet.
#442 of 510 Re: 2009 Chevy Siverado starting problems [original_shook]
Nov 06, 2012 (6:56 pm)
Try releasing the parking brake. This has worked for me on my 2006 GMC 1500HD 4x4 Sierra for two months now. I can even make it so it wont start my applying too much parking brake. I also get a message the 4 wheel drive needs servicing. I have not had to take it to a dealer yet and dread even sharing my diagnosis with them.
#443 of 510 Re: 2009 Chevy Siverado starting problems [original_shook]
Nov 12, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I maybe have found the problem with the intermittent no start. When my truck wouldn't start, I had it on a rack and checked the wires on the left side of the transmission directly under a shield (possibly the neutral safety). While someone was in the truck trying to start it with the key, I grabbed the wires and shook them. The truck started. Pulled on them with a little pressure and tried again...no start. Wiggled and shook them and it started. So I took off the sheild and found dirt and debris caked around a plug. Cleaned out all the debris and unplugged the wires and found some debris and dirt in the plug. Leaned the plug and all the pins and connections extensively and added dielectric grease to the now clean plug and put everything back together. So far so good. I will keep this topic current if I encounter the problem again.
#444 of 510 2011 Silverado struggling to start or won't start at all
Nov 16, 2012 (11:49 pm)
So I was at the dealer getting my oil changed and when I went to leave my truck hesitated to start. I quickly turned it off and tried again, same issue. So I went in and asked if they had any issues with it which of course the reply was "no sir everything was fine". So the service rep came out and I showed him what was going on and it wouldn't start at all. So I asked what they did because it was fine before they touched it. He said it must be a dead battery. So I had the battery checked at the local auto parts store and it reads that it is fine. I'm at a loss right now because everything in the truck comes on as it should. It seems that it hesitates to start everytime now. And if it is left for more than 8 hours it won't start at all. Oh its a 2011 Crewcab LT with right around 46k.
#445 of 510 Re: 2011 Silverado struggling to start or won't start at all [golderon24s]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:06 pm)
If you would like for us to check into this further with your dealership, please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#446 of 510 2011 Silverado V6
Nov 27, 2012 (12:44 pm)
I have been having the same issues, every so often truck just won't start, jumped it one time, took a few minutes of charging then it started. Next time just let it sit for about half hour, it then started like it was brand new. Never has the problem on cold start up, just after it has been sitting for 30 min to a couple hours. I have had the starter, battery and charging system checked. No problems no codes.
Nov 27, 2012 (1:36 pm)
Talked with others in our company that have either 2011 or 2012 Silverado. A GM tech said it could possibly be our electronic keys for office. So if you have any other electronic devices on your key chain including other chipped keys, this could be the issue.
#448 of 510 Re: 2011 Silverado V6 [pappacaud]
Nov 28, 2012 (6:12 am)
Let us know if you wanted for us to check into this further. I understand you have already had this checked into and that currently there are no apparent difficulties with the starter, battery, and charging systems. We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN with your inquiry). We would check into this further with your dealership, or at least document that you're having this concern with your Silverado.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#449 of 510 Re: 2009 Chevy Siverado starting problems [dalerh]
Nov 29, 2012 (6:15 pm)
I do not use the parking brake and still have the same problem. It seems like mine is worse when it it rains and when it gets cold outside. I wish I had never bought this vehicle.
#450 of 510 Re: Turn key nothing [billwh87]
Nov 29, 2012 (7:17 pm)
I am still having the same problem Sarah. It lasted 20 minutes today before it finally started. I tried shifting in and out of neutral, raising the hood and slamming it shut, turning the positive and negative terminals on the battery, stomping the brake several times. I have been waiting, hoping someone would come up with something on this website. I read tonight about someone depressing the parking brake and getting it to start, but I don't use the parking brake. I saw where another guy gets out and tries to rock the truck back and forth to get it to start. The dealership says they can't help me until it will not start at their place. I left it overnight for a week and it started everyday. I guess I am not interested in having them begin randomly changing out parts in hopes of "getting lucky". From what I have read from others in these threads, it is not uncommon for someone to spend up to #3000 for various changes, and still have the problem. The problem with having a tow truck come get it is that others in the forum say it will start once it is unloaded from the tow truck.
I worked at GM 33 years and must say I am extremely disappointed that the engineers have not come up with a solution to this problem. My wife will not go anywhere with me anymore since we got stranded 120 miles from home this summer. It seems since it is related a to all models from 1996 to 2012 in this forum, GM would have a solution by now.