Won't start

Asked by Jul 09, 2016 at 03:40 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1998 Tahoe won't turn over. Battery, cables,
and starter are good clean and tight. Turn key and
get loud click sound, all lights and radio work just
fine.

13 Answers

18,830

Sounds like the starter just because the connections to it are clean and tight does not mean it is good. Try this tapping on starter and have someone try starting the vehicle at the same time if it starts replace starter. Now if the vehicle still does not start does not mean it is not the starter still can be. Remove starter and have it tested.

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I had the starter tested 3 times at two different places and passed all test and I also tried hitting it with my buddy starting it. I'm at a lost

18,830

The next thing to check is the teeth on the fly wheel if you can spin the motor over a little with a rachet,extension and socket on the crankshaft bolt then try starting vehicle. Maybe a bad spot on the flywheel.

I've done that also. But at least I going in the right direction.

18,830

And of course if you try to spin the motor and it does not move does not mean the motor is seized up could be the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid could be bad. Some vehicles you can unplug the solenoid but some are inside of the transmission.

18,830

Did the starter have starter shims when you removed starter ?

I haven't tried this yet. But scares me. I have carpal tunnel and money is tight. Thank you for your help. I'll see what I can do.

18,830

Try jump starting vehicle it may be the battery.

I don't know. I'll i know is the teeth looks good

I've tried to jump it, just get the loud click

18,830

Well if the motor spins over freely

18,830

The only thing I can say is it has to be the starter. I know you had it tested and all but that is the only thing I can come up with.

I'll figure out something. I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

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