View Full Version : starting problems??

06-14-2012, 12:25 PM
when I turn the key in my truck all of the accessories power up and the batt gauge says that the batts are charged. I also checked them with a boost pack and it said that the batts were charged... but when I try to start my truck it just clicks, doesnt turnover, just a click... I replaced the old ground to body with a new wire and that didnt fix it... so whats the problem??

06-14-2012, 12:42 PM
hit the starter with a hammer and try to start it again

06-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Same thing happened to my car last week. My issue was a bad starter. There is a way to bypass the ignition switch on most cars by shorting something in the engine bay, but it varies from vehicle to vehicle. You could also remove the starter and take it to a NAPA, and they should be able to test it for you.

06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
just hit it with the hammer like I said literally. If it starts up after that, your starter is going bad. If it does not start, take it off and get it tested at autozone and they can tell you for sure.

06-14-2012, 01:25 PM
k will do

06-14-2012, 02:18 PM
yep is the batts ares good then its it the starter.

06-14-2012, 02:34 PM
ya starters done for... thanks for the help guys.

06-14-2012, 02:53 PM
did it start up after the hammer trick or was it just dead period?

06-14-2012, 03:13 PM

06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
could also be the neutral saftey swtich, alot of people overlook that.

06-14-2012, 03:36 PM
That happened to my chevy before...starter..it was actually stuck in the engaged position,nothing a hammer and big chisel couldnt handle