1997 GMC sierra won't crank and the radio and clock don't light up

Asked by Nov 29, 2016 at 06:28 PM about the 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 Gmc sierra with 250000 kms on it.  It died driving to work one day
and the mechanic changed the distributer cap and the coil and it ran fine
for a week.  Then it just stopped  starting.  Put the chager on the battery till
fully charged and tried it again.  nothing.  No cranking  and the lights from
the clock and the radio didn't work either.  Although all the rest of the lights
work
any suggestions ?

2 Answers

6,245

Check battery voltage, should be 12.4vdc. If battery is good and still won't turn over, check all battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight. If all cables are ok, check for voltage at the starter solenoid small terminal. If voltage is present and still no crank, replace starter

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
62,155

I think starter is bad,

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 GMC Sierra won't start!!?!? 2 answers

    When I go to start my 2001 GMC sierra it does not start and none of the lights come on anywhere on the instrument panel nor does the radio nor the over head light, any ideas??? thank you

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 97 GMC Sierra v6 11 answers

    Recently put in a new engine in my 97 GMC Sierra and now its throwing a P0300 code random misfire. I've changed everything from the spark plugs, spark plug cables, ignition coil, distributer cap, ...

    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab Stepside SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 97 GMC Sierra 1500 5.7L 4-wheel drive truck. I was driving when the engine cut off completely. Any advice? Thank you very much for your time. 13 answers

    Engine didn't sputter, it shut down completely. The radio stayed on; battery ok. I changed fuel filter. Fuel pump is working i heard it pressure up when i turned the key. i checked fuel pressure at th...

    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 GMC Sierra won't start, engine won't roll over. Lights work except radio. 9 answers

    I have a 94 GMC Sierra C 1500 ext cab - 8 cylinder currently sitting at London Drugs in the town I live in. Went in to the store for 10 min came out and wouldn't start, no warning of problems before ...

    1994 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My GMC 1500 Sierra 13 answers

    Help !! I have a 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 I have done everything I can possibly do by changing anything I can possibly change and it's still misfiring and it is running so bad is there any suggestions ...

    1998 GMC Sierra 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

#1 dragonflyoffshore
dragonflyoffshore
Reputation 4,850
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 3,420
#3 Glenn Clingenpeel
Glenn Clingenpeel
Reputation 3,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,460 Great Deals out of 210,800 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge Ram 1500
438 Great Deals out of 11,518 listings starting at $700
Used GMC Yukon
403 Great Deals out of 16,368 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
540 Great Deals out of 38,026 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
638 Great Deals out of 27,811 listings starting at $600
Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 35,549 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 2500
4 Great Deals out of 163 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 38,922 listings starting at $21,410
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 3,817 listings starting at $18,810
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
128 Great Deals out of 4,076 listings starting at $14,999
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 4,435 listings starting at $14,495
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 2,287 listings starting at $8,096