1988 Caprice classic starting problem

45

Asked by balew100 Mar 29, 2020 at 12:29 AM about the 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 88 Caprice classic with the 305 and I
started one morning it started fine I drove for like
20minutes turned it off now it's having problems
starting when I turn the key sometimes it starts
sometimes it sounds like it's not getting enough
power it just whines a few times than clicks my
head lights and everything still has power lights
aren't dime I just change the alternator could it be
my starter

4 Answers

155,825

Definitely sounds like the starter. Especially if the headlights are nice and bright while this is going on. But if the headlights dim and flicker badly have the battery load tested. If the battery fails the load test replace it. If not, check your battery cable connections at both ends. Make sure everything is clean and tight. Hope that helps! Jim

1 people found this helpful.
45

Thanks I thought that was the problem just wasn't sure I appreciate the help

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Caprice

Looking for a Used Caprice in your area?

CarGurus has 88 nationwide Caprice listings starting at $3,988.

ZIP:

Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

1988 Chevrolet Caprice

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    James Sparrow
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #2
    Sam Sumlin
    Reputation
    850
  • #3
    Gene Arnett
    Reputation
    400
View All

Know more, shop wisely

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
636 Great Deals out of 8,623 listings starting at $4,000
Used Dodge Charger
783 Great Deals out of 22,539 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
1,026 Great Deals out of 21,350 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
760 Great Deals out of 12,576 listings starting at $4,300
Used Ford F-150
6,219 Great Deals out of 138,333 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Crown Victoria
12 Great Deals out of 148 listings starting at $1,850

Used Cars for Sale

2014 Chevrolet Caprice For Sale
15 listings starting at $5,977
2013 Chevrolet Caprice For Sale
11 listings starting at $7,995
2012 Chevrolet Caprice For Sale
10 listings starting at $3,988

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.