Clicking noise and wont start?


Asked by Mar 19, 2014 at 03:35 AM about the 1993 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This started friday morning, truck
started just fine and I drove quarter
mile to the gas station, went to leave
but she wouldn't start, just kept
clicking, didn't even try to turn over.
Figured somehow drained the battery
so I got a jump and drove another
20min to the bar, for breakfast . Went
to leave a couple hours later and
same thing, got it jumped and after a
couple tries started right up. Long
story short, after a couple more times
of this happening, I just got home,
shut it off, tried to start immediately,
clicking. First thought was alternator,
tested the battery and after the
30minfights drive home the battery
was fine so I ruled out both of those.
Cleaned the terminals and cables, still
clicking. Replaced the starter sunday,
came with the silonoid, started just
fine about 5 times in a row. Yesterday
morning went to leave work, clicking,
instead of jumping, since the battery
tested just fine, I just kept trying and
after a few turns she started up. Im
kinda lost. My only guess now is to
replace the battery cables?

5 Answers

Tom Demyan

You said battery tested fine, but who tested it and what voltage was it. How old? Just jumping it, won't charge the battery up fully, nor the alternator, unless you went for a long drive over 1hr.. You need to put it on a trickle charger if the battery is faily new. If it is over 4-5 years old, the battery is suspect.

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The mechanic shop down the road, it was sitting for about an hour after the 20-30min drive home. Tested at 770ish and cold start is supposed to be 800.

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And it's only about s year old or so I believe, i'll check later see if the sticker is still on it

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About a year old*

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Ended up being icm but thanks

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