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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: Try to start nothing, gauges work, after few mins will start and start all day

 

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humpty, 5.3L V8, Hawkins, TX, February 21, 2012, 09:19
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This used too happen once or twice a year now its every day.

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    Hightec1 February 24, 2012, 16:42
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    There could be a couple of reasons.

    I had a silverado about 6 months ago and it was doing something similar.
    I would check the battery cables.
    The nut/bolt feels like it was tight,but i grabbed the cable and it would
    move a little.

    I took the cable off of the red/positive cable and it was all corroded.
    Cleaned the cable and it started fine after that.

    When it doesn't start and cables are okay,i would check voltage at
    the starter(small wire) to see if it is getting voltage when someone is turning the key
    to start.

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