have to hit starter with hammer to crank

Asked by Oct 13, 2016 at 08:01 AM about the 1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Scottsdale Standard Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Having clicking sound from starter area have to get someone to tap starter while turning key to get starter to engage. Is this a bad solenoid or starter?

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The starter is no good it needs to be replaced

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Before replacing starter make sure the electrical connection(s) at the starter and battery are clean and tight. If they are, replace the starter.

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