Starts by hitting starter?

Connolly73Connolly73 Member Posts: 1
edited February 2019 in Chevrolet
I have a 2002 Chevy 2500hd 6.0 gas engine. Just replaced the battery and alternator less than a week ago, after 2 days of them being replaced and the truck running great again the truck 1 night didn’t start. When I turned the key, the lights and radio and what not came on but when I crank to start it nothing happens. No cranks no grunts nothing, the lights shut off and that’s it. Now I tapped the starter while cranking the key last night and it started, today it started without tapping the starter or jumping it. Is this a bad soleniod or starter or something electrical? All my connections for the battery and alternator are clean and tight. Thanks

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,158
    Accepted Answer
    This is exactly how my old vehicles behave when their starter solenoids begin to "stick." Replacing the starter clears it right up. However, on a 2002? I'm not sure how "old school" that particular piece of machinery is on an '02 2500, but if tapping worked, then it's probably the same deal.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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