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Chevy Silverado Starting Problems


Few things are as annoying as turning the key in your truck and finding it will not start. There are many problems that can result in a Chevy Silverado’s failure to start, making diagnosing the trouble even more frustrating. Depending upon how the failure occurs, you can check for several basic problems before making the decision to call a mechanic for assistance.

Engine Won’t Turn Over

Not turning over is usually a result of the starting system failing to get the required electrical power needed to turn the starter. When you turn the key and get no result at all from the engine, it is commonly due to bad battery connections or a discharged battery. Less common problems are a break in the starter circuit’s wiring, a faulty starter or a faulty solenoid. Before suspecting electrical or mechanical failures, however, ensure that the parking lever is in park and that electrical connections are clean and secure.