is it the battery alternator or starter???

Asked by Dec 30, 2014 at 05:45 PM about the 1992 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Stepside RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 92 chevy pickup sat for about 2 months due to a broken radiator and me being gone
to fix it. now my truck will start once or twice then after that nothing. it just makes a
humming sound.

2 Answers


Sounds like a bad starter. When you turn the key the starter drive is forced out into position to engage the flywheel teeth. Sometimes when a starter goes bad it's because the drive is no longer being forced out. It still spins when you turn the key but doesn't engage the flywheel. The spinning starter is the humming that you're hearing. HTH. -Jim

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When a vehicle sits and is not started for a while the battery gets weak because the alternator isn't run to keep it charged.. the battery uses all the energy it has when you first try it and then goes dead. Have the battery recharged.

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