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What's wrong? Chevy pickup won't start.

kitt90kitt90 Member Posts: 2
edited December 2014 in Chevrolet
i have a 1996 chevy 1/2ton p/u that some times will sometimes wont start . ive replaced the fuel pump and the starter had the battery and altinator checked both are good .I put a fully charge battery in the truck and it started up fine . next morning it would not crank over acted like the battery or starter was bad I checked the battery again and found it discharged some but not enough to cause it to not start the truck

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  • kitt90kitt90 Member Posts: 2
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    it turns over just fine it started a few times today then once it did not a lil while later it started then died on its own like you turned it off . I have checked all the fuses im thinking if the starter relay was bad it would not crank over ? not sure about that .. how could I check the starter relay ? im thinking neutral safety switch? or the ignition.... one of the 3 thx.. sorry I did not give more detail earlier


  • rhinestonefuserhinestonefuse Member Posts: 76
    A. Engine won't crank?
    B. Or cranks over strong but won't start.

    Sounds from your description above it's not a starting issue, but a cranking issue.

    If your batt and alternator are strong, then my guess would be you've got a bad connection between the battery and the starter. Make sure all battery cables are good and clean and grounded tight to the engine.

    If that's not it, could be bad starter relay or relay wiring. The relay sits between the red battery cable and the starter, although for that truck it's probably mounted piggyback on the starter itself.
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