Truck wont start. Should I put more shims or what?

5

Asked by Aug 24, 2017 at 02:26 PM about the 1991 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the starter and it worked fine for a day but now it makes a grinding sound and wont turn over. It also has a few shims on it already.

6 Answers

4,390

Is battery weak?

7,875

make sure the batt. terminals are clean and tight as well as any other electric connections and were the starter grounds to the motor , , what ever shims came off should go back on ,

1 people found this helpful.
5

No its a new battery. The shims that came off went right back on and its still doing it. It will work a couple of times then right back to not starting.

4,390

Sounds like wiring, solenoid or relay is weak. Check connections like other user suggested. On the relay you have to check resistance also not just "clicking"

4,390

Did bad alternator make your battery weak? Test alternator output.

7,875

some rebuilds are junk out of the box , try to buy quality parts , it's not always practical though

Your Answer:

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 57,564 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

  • #1
    dragonflyoffshore
    Reputation
    5,680
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    4,060
  • #3
    Glenn Clingenpeel
    Reputation
    3,900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,572 Great Deals out of 183,214 listings starting at $650
Used GMC Yukon
355 Great Deals out of 24,064 listings starting at $1,991

Used Cars for Sale

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
4,719 listings starting at $32,027
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 27,799 listings starting at $19,490
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 4,794 listings starting at $16,999
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 3,033 listings starting at $15,990
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 4,817 listings starting at $13,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.