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#337 of 381 2003 Chevy Tahoe starter sticking, grinding intermittently
Dec 05, 2011 (8:24 am)
We have an 03 Tahoe with 93,000 miles on it. We were having random issues. The horn wouldn't work occasionally, the clock on the radio would reset to 12:01 occasionally. we replaced relay for horn, it works all the time now. replaced ignition switch and clock has not reset. The only problem we can not seem to fix is the starter occasionally stick when the car is first started in the am. It can happen in the summer or winter. We get the dreaded metal grinding noise. My husband took the starter off and had it tested and it passed. Put it back on started fine. the next morning grinding. Has anyone else had this issue? Could it be a bad solenoid yet the starter passed? The car runs fine otherwise, no other issues. Oh, except we also have the cluster problem everyone else is talking about. Right now it is just the speedometer. It can be so frustrating trying to connect the dots!
#338 of 381 Re: 2000 Tahoe with 5.7L - Problem cold start [mtnman7]
Jan 03, 2012 (8:12 am)
I was wondering if you were ever able to solve this problem?
#339 of 381 Re: 2000 Tahoe with 5.7L - Problem cold start [carlton2]
Jan 06, 2012 (4:07 pm)
I had a 2001 Chevy Silverado Z71 My security light is going off In my truck will not stay running for more than 2 seconds I have been all over them net and can't seem to solve my problem. I do not have the money or the time to take that route to a dealer. I really just wanna find a way to take the security system out of the truck im going to be putting a remote starter in it. I just need to figure out a way to get the security light out
#340 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [suzanne333]
Jan 17, 2012 (10:46 pm)
Did you ever find the fix for this. My tahoe is doing the exact same thing. I know the battery is good because I changed it myself with a brand new one. When I turn the key I hear 1 click and thats it. Everything works lights, horn, windows, seats. etc......
#341 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [suzanne333]
Jan 20, 2012 (5:49 am)
I have a 2007 suburban and it has the same problem. It upsets me that we paid this much for a vehicle and it does this. I am afraid for my with to even take it to the store because we never know if it is going to start or not. So if someone knows what is causing it PLEASE help. I think it has to do with the security system but idk.
#342 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [jzahn]
Jan 20, 2012 (6:50 am)
I bit the bullet and took my vehicle to the dealership. Next time this happens have someone tap on the starter with a hammer or big screw driver. From what I gathered the starter even though is bad will on occasion not work. I had mine replaced and it worked like a charm. I was introduced by a friend to a mechanic at a certain dealership and he showed me after the truck was towed there. Sure enough the truck wouldn't start after being towed but he tapped on the starter while I turned the key and it worked. STARTER REPLACED....everything works fine now. Make sure you don't unplug the battery as this erases any trouble codes in the computer for them to look at. It's worth a shot next time this happens to you.
#343 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [lenexaguy]
Jan 20, 2012 (7:45 am)
Glad to hear that the fix was successful!
Many more happy miles,
GM Customer Service
#344 of 381 Re: 2003 Chevy Tahoe starter sticking, grinding intermittently [disneymama]
Feb 03, 2012 (8:23 am)
I have been Havin the exactly same starter stickin and grinding problem for 2 yrs now........at times it will go away for a few months but then return..
ive replaced ignition switches and relays..checked the starter...it all goes away for a while...but returns ...........my dash, ac control lights aswell as the speedometer lights are out too ........Any luck finding the problem?
#346 of 381 04 Chevy Surb 1500 Z71 4WD wont start
Apr 10, 2012 (12:13 pm)
OK I got a 04 Chevy Surb 1500 Z71 4WD that wont start. She cranks and trys to start but wont.
OK what I have done so far:
Started it with Starting fluid( she ran, so no ignition issues)
Fuel pump can be heard priming & fuse is OK, Replaced the pressure regulator, (fuel was present when replaced)
Used some rather nasty words!!
Any suggestions on my next step?